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Over the years, many writers have claimed that the State has some kind of noble mission. Few have seen things with such clarity as the German sociologist Franz Oppenheimer. The State, Oppenheimer persuasively argues, is always born in the conquest of one group by another. The conquerors then set themselves up as the government and extract tribute in the form of taxes from the conquered. _x000B_ Furthermore, he argues, the State can have originated in no other way and to advance his argument, he draws on vast historical knowledge with dramatic examples of the beginnings of the State from prehistoric to primitive, from huntsmen to herders, from the Vikings to modern day._x000B_
201 pages | 5 1/4 x 5 1/4
Table of Contents
Introduction by Charles Hamilton Authors Preface 1 - Theories of the State 2 - The Genesis of the State 3 - The Primitive Feudal State 4 - The Maritime State 5 - The Development of the Feudal State 6 - The Development of the Constitutional State 7 - The
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