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The Origins of Modern State Power
Honorable Mention, APSA First Book Prize, 2001
"Elegantly written ... an innovative contribution to the literature on the origins of the modern state."
How did the modern state become the Leviathan that Hobbes described? Engster challenges the common assertion that the state emerged from a new secular philosophy at the time of the Renaissance. He argues instead that early modern theorists legitimized state power by portraying it as a sanctified force for moral order within an otherwise secular and contingent world.
(2001) 267 pp., illus.
Daniel Engster is Assistant Professor of Political Science at the University of Texas, San Antonio.
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