Old World Empires

Author(s): 
Niaz, Ilhan
ISBN: 
9780415725972
Date published: 
March 2014
Hardback
Price: 
£80.00

This book provides a sweeping and penetrating account of the exercise of state power in the historical heartland of civilization. It argues that the historical experience accumulated over millennia fundamentally affects the substance of governance more than constitutional pieties. Understanding this legacy is critical as the pressures on states mount in an age of interdependence where the consequences of state failure no longer remain isolated.