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28 August 2017
One of the great masterpieces of 17th century English prose, with a major new introduction Thomas Hobbes lived through the Thirty Years War and Britain's civil wars, and the trauma of these events led to his great masterpiece of political thought. How could humankind rescue itself from life in the natural state, which was 'poor, nasty, brutish and short'? What form of politics would provide the security that he and his contemporaries craved?

Vilified and scorned from the moment it was published, Leviathan was publicly burnt for sedition, but ever since it has exercised a unique fascination upon its readers, both for its ideas and its remarkable prose. Its concepts helped to drag Europe into a new world - one in which we still live today.
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Imprint:   Penguin
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 29mm
Weight:   468g
ISBN:   9780141395098
ISBN 10:   0141395095
Pages:   608
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Audience:   General/trade ,  Professional and scholarly ,  College/higher education ,  ELT Advanced ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Christopher Brooke is a University Lecturer at Cambridge University. Prior to joining the Department of Politics and International Studies, he was a Lecturer in Politics in the School of Sociology, Politics and International Studies at the University of Bristol. His interests include Stoicism, political philosophy and the history of modern political thought. He is the author of Philosophic Pride: Stoicism and Political Thought from Lipsius to Rousseau (Princeton, 2012)

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