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The Myth of 1648 by Benno Teschke

The Myth of 1648

The Myth of 1648 by Benno Teschke
Oct 13, 2009 | 322 Pages
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    Oct 13, 2009 | 322 Pages

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“A seminal book which sets out to revolutionise the way we think about international relations … an extraordinarily ambitious project carried through brilliantly to a triumphant success … The book is destined to produce a new research programme in international theory.”—Peter Gowan

“A truly first-rate piece of work … he completely demolishes a reigning consensus.”—Robert Brenner

“This is an important and extraordinarily ambitious book, which poses a fundamental challenge to all the major theoretical approaches to the study of International Relations, from realism to world-systems theory. It is a powerful thesis that demands to be read and addressed by theorists of all persuasions.”—International Affairs

“Teschke has written a groundbreaking book, a veritable tour de force, which will change the way scholars think about international relations. Teschke’s conclusion is incontestable. He has provided an intellectual gem destined to change the way scholars think about states.”—Journal of Social History

“The book makes excellent reading. Graduate students in international relations as well as sophisticated undergraduates, will benefit considerably from exposure to this wqell-written and provocative revision of Marxist analysis regarding the origins and development of the state. The Myth of 1648 is far removed from and a welcome alternative to the parsimonious muddle of realist state-centricity.”—International Studies Review

“This excellent book presents an original thesis that relates not only to the Treaty of Westphalia of 1648, but also to the relationship between capitalist development and state formation in early modern Europe. Teschke’s work is an outstanding book which deserves a wide readership.”—Journal of International Relations and Development

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