Preface Introduction 1: Religion and Politics: the West, Islam, Byzantium 2: Legitimacy: the Caliphate and the State 3: Society 4: Regimes: Europe, Byzantium, Islam 5: Practical Politics 6: Approaches to Political Thought 7: Changes in Religion and Politics 8: The Origins of Western Political Thought Epilogue Appendix Bibliography Primary Sources Secondary Sources
Antony Black is Professor Emeritus in the History of Political Thought, School of Humanities, University of Dundee. He was Lecturer in Politics at University of Dundee from 1963 until retirement in 2000. 1975-76 Visiting Associate Professor, School of Government and Public Administration, The American University, Washington DC., USA. 1980-81 Senior Research Fellow, Nuffield Foundation. March-April 1993 Visiting Professor, Faculty of Jurisprudence, University of Trento, Italy. 1993-7. Head of Dept. of Politics 1995-9 Book Review Editor of Early Modern History: Contacts, Contrasts and Comparisons (Brill).