The prevailing views on the origin of the state in ancient world
The similarities and differences between the ancient Greek and Orientalist views on the origin of the state
The present paper studies the views on the origin of the state which prevailed in ancient world as well as identifying the key similarities and differences between the ancient Greek and Orientalist views on the origin of the state. Views of ancient people as of the East, so of the West are embodied in their legends and strict convictions. The author examines the views of different ancient civilizations and comes to the conclusion that the common feature of the political thought at that times is the justification of the divine origin of power.
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