Tolstoy's Political Thought Hardback

by Alexandre Christoyannopoulos;

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Tolstoy's Political Thought

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Leo Tolstoy (1828-1910), besides writing famous novels such as War and Peace, also wrote on political thought, especially later in his life, putting forward a political philosophy which might be termed "Christian anarchism." This book provides a comprehensive overview of Tolstoy s political thought. It outlines in a systematic way Tolstoy s thought, which was originally articulated unsystematically in diverse, often informal writing, such as pamphlets, letters and speeches, as well as books, and in his novels, where Tolstoy s thinking is put forward implicitly through the novels characters. The book sets out the basic themes of Tolstoy s political thought: his acceptance of the teachings of Jesus, his criticism of the way in which Jesus s teachings have been preached by the church through traditional creeds and dogma, his passionate rejection of political violence both by the state and those working for reform, his plea for a non-violent response to violence and injustice, and his call for society to forego its institutional shackles and enact a community of peace, love and justice. The book also includes background information on the Russia of Tolstoy s time, including the religious context; and a discussion of how Tolstoy s political thought has been received, both by his admirers, who included Gandhi, and his critics."

Tolstoy's Political Thought by Alexandre Christoyannopoulos was published by Taylor & Francis Ltd in November 2016. The ISBN for Tolstoy's Political Thought is 9780415604024.

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Author / Artist
Book FormatHardback
PublisherTaylor & Francis Ltd (November 2016)
Height234 mm
Width156 mm
Product Code4367176
Page last updated 29th August 2015
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