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Leviathan

or, The matter, forme and power of a commonwealth, ecclesiasticall and civil

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Published by B. Blackwell in Oxford .
Written in English

About the Book

Thomas Hobbes' Leviathan, from 1651, is one of the first and most influential arguments towards social contract. Written in the midst of the English Civil War, it concerns the structure of government and society and argues for strong central governance and the rule of an absolute sovereign as the way to avoid civil war and chaos.

Edition Notes

"Books for further reading": p. lxvii.
"In this edition the errors of the edition of 1651 have been corrected, and the spelling has been modernized."--p. [iv]

Series
Blackwell's political texts

Classifications

Dewey Decimal Class
320.1
Library of Congress
JC153 .H65 1946

The Physical Object

Pagination
lxvii, 468 p.
Number of pages
468

ID Numbers

Open Library
OL6516296M
Internet Archive
leviathanormatte00hobbrich
LC Control Number
47016219
OCLC/WorldCat
878665
Library Thing
2114
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