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Truly worth it! This is a book no humanities or social science scholar should be without.Published 15 months ago by Jeffrey
This book is full ph historical tidbits that have helped me understand the rise and fall of despotism in context with contempotaneous events. Read morePublished 16 months ago by Glen Litsinger
I thoroughly enjoy this book and more importantly the price I got it for on Amazon. It arrived in great condition as well.Published 23 months ago by Happy
The first 3/4 of this book - on the rise of the state - is a fascinating, if occasionally dry, historical look at the organization of power to form the administrative, territorial... Read morePublished on June 25, 2011 by Robert J. Crawford
There are already some good reviews so I will only suggest reading the following books instead of, or in addition to this -somehow deficient- work: 1) "War in Human Civilization"... Read morePublished on June 11, 2009 by César González Rouco
Lots of good thoughts here, and an interesting historical account of the rise of various types of governance. Read morePublished on September 12, 2002 by Stephen M. St Onge
This work illustrates that Martin van Creveld is more than one of our premier military historians and theorists. Read morePublished on March 10, 2002 by Morgan H. Norval