Thomas Hobbes and political theory

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  • Hobbes, Thomas, 1588-1679,
  • Political science -- Great Britain -- History -- 17th century

Edition Notes

Includes bibliographical references.

Statementedited by Mary G. Dietz.
ContributionsDietz, Mary G.
LC ClassificationsJC153.H66 T479 1990
The Physical Object
Paginationx, 211 p. ;
Number of Pages211
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL2214219M
ISBN 100700604200
LC Control Number89037242

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