- Series: Ideas in Context (Book 26)
- Paperback: 408 pages
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press; 1 edition (March 26, 1993)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 0521438853
- ISBN-13: 978-0521438858
- Product Dimensions: 6 x 0.9 x 9 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.3 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
- Average Customer Review: 1 customer review
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,240,627 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Actually, Tuck's book "the rights of war and peace" does a much better job in connecting the political thought of the time to the overall development of the idea of the state during the 16-17th century.
If you are doing some research, this book might prove helpful for a skim. Otherwise, the breadth of its argument is outweighed by the dearth of a larger political theme.
Overall, however, I more strongly recommend q. skinner's foundations of modern political thought, for clear analysis in the showing of the interconnectedness of the ideas with which the writers of the time were dealing.