History & Politic

Too many books, so little time…

“I am indebted to my father for living, but to my teacher for living well."
(Alexander the Great)

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Books
  • Maxime Rodinson’s Muhammad has long been regarded as one of the touchstones of scholarship on the founder of Islam. Thirty years after its first publication in English, it remains the definitive introduction to the Prophet’s life.Drawing on wide-ranging scholarship and imaginative insight into the Prophet’s personality, family, background, and wider society, Rodinson’s Muhammad offers a...
  • Tractatus Theologico-Politicus (TTP) or Theologico-Political Treatise  written by Baruch Spinoza, was one of the most controversial and influencial texts of the early modern period. It was a preemptive defense of Spinoza’s later work, Ethics, published posthumously in 1677, for which he anticipated harsh criticism. Historical context Publication history The treatise was published anonymously in 1670...
  • A book from which anyone interested in history and political philosophy should refer in order to receive an overview of the political system of that time and consider its similarities with many ways of governing countries today. Niccolò di Bernardo dei Machiavelli (3 May 1469 – 21 June 1527) was a diplomat, philosopher and writer...