The Arthashastra by Chanakya (Kautilya)

Classics on War and Politics

Book 3
Classics Press LLC
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Max Weber declared that compared to the Arthashastra, Machiavelli's "The Prince" is harmless. The Arthashastra -- "The science of politics and political economy" -- is an extended treatise on how to found and rule an empire. The author Chanyaka (also known as Kautilya) was the masterful advisor to ruler Chandragupta Maurya, the founder of the Mauryan empire, one of the greatest our world has ever seen.
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Classics Press LLC
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Published on
Jan 1, 2019
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Pages
165
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ISBN
9781938412035
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Language
English
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Genres
History / Asia / India & South Asia
History / Military / Strategy
Political Science / Public Affairs & Administration
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