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Vol 23 No 4 April/May 2018

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International Relations in Political Thought: Texts from the Ancient Greeks to the First World War

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Edited by: Chris Brown, Terry Nardin, Nicholas John Rengger

ISBN13: 9780521575706
ISBN: 0521575702
Published: January 2004
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: UK
Format: Paperback
Price: £38.99
Hardback edition , ISBN13 9780521573306

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This unique collection presents texts in international relations from Ancient Greece to the First World War. Major writers such as Thucydides, Augustine, Aquinas, Machiavelli, Grotius, Kant and John Stuart Mill are represented by extracts of their key works; less well-known international theorists including John of Paris, Cornelius van Bynkershoek and Friedrich List are also included. Fifty writers are anthologised in what is the largest such collection currently available. The texts, most of which are substantial extracts, are organised into broadly chronological sections, each of which is headed by an introduction that places the work in its historical and philosophical context. Ideal for both students and scholars, the volume also includes biographies and guides to further reading.

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Legal History
1. Introduction
2. Classical antiquity: Thucydides, from History of the Peloponnesian War
Aristotle, from The Politics
Cicero, from On Duties
Marcus Aurelius, from Meditations
Plato, from Plato's Epistles
3. Late antiquity and its legacy: anonymous, from The Didache
Eusebius, from Tricennial Orations
Augustine, from The City of God
Al-Farabi, from The Political Regime
Constantine, from De Administrando Imperio
Avicenna, from The Healing
Moses Maimonides, from Logic
4. International relations in Christendom: John of Paris, from On Royal and Papal Power
Dante, from Monarchy
Luther, from On Secular Authority
Aquinas, from Summa Theologiae
Erasmus, from 'Dulce Bellum Inexpertis'
de Vitoria, from 'On the American Indians'
5. The modern European state and system of states: Machiavelli, from The Prince and The Discourses
Bodin, from Six Books of the Commonwealth
de Callieres, from On the Manner of Negotiating with Princes
Cornelius van Bynkershoek, from On Questions of Public Law
Alexander Hamilton, from Letters of Pacificus
Burke, from Letters on a Regicide Peace
Francois de Salignac de la Mothe Fenelon, from 'Examen de conscience sur les devoirs de la royaute'
Friedrich von Gentz, from 'The True Concept of a Balance of Power'
6. The emergence of International Law: Grotius, from The Law of War and Peace
Hobbes, from Leviathan
Samuel Pufendorf, from On the Duties of Man and Citizen
Samuel Rachel, from On the Law of Nations
Christian Wolff, from The Law of Nations treated according to a Scientific Method
Emmerich de Vattel, from The Law of Nations or Principles of Natural Law
7. The Enlightenment: the Abbe de Saint-Pierre, from Project on Perpetual Peace
Montesquieu, from The Spirit of the Laws
Hume, from Of the Balance of Power
Adam Smith, from The Wealth of Nations
Rousseau, from The State of War and Abstract and Judgement
Kant, from Essay on Theory and Practice and Perpetual Peace
8. State and Nation: Hegel, from Elements of the Philosophy of Right
Mazzini, from 'Duties of Man'
Mill, from 'A Few Words on Non-intervention'
Von Treitschke, from Politics
Bosanquet, from 'Patriotism in the Perfect State'
9. Industrial Society: Adam Smith, from Wealth of Nations
David Ricardo, from 'Principles of Political Economy and Taxation'
Richard Cobden, from Political Writings
Friedrich List, from The National System of Political Economy
Rudolf Hilferding, from Finance Capital
Marx and Engels, from 'The Communist Manifesto'
Joseph Schumpeter, from Imperialism and Social Classes