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Book review: the power of ideology: from the Roman Empire to Al-Qaeda

Papagaryfallou, Ioannis (2012) Book review: the power of ideology: from the Roman Empire to Al-Qaeda. LSE Review of Books (06 Sep 2012). Website.

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Since the Roman Empire, leaders have used ideology to organize the masses and instil amongst them a common consciousness, and equally to conquer, assimilate, or repel alternative ideologies. Ideology has been used to help create, safeguard, expand, or tear down political communities, states, empires, and regional or world systems. The Power of Ideology explores the multiple effects that competing ideologies have had on the world system for the past 1,700 years, covering Christianity, Islam, secularism, liberalism, communism, fascism and Nazism. Ioannis Papagaryfallou finds that Hybel offers a balanced and well- informed book, firmly embedded in history.

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Divisions: LSE
Subjects: J Political Science > JC Political theory
Sets: Collections > LSE Review of Books
Date Deposited: 04 Jun 2013 11:27
Last Modified: 29 Apr 2020 23:17

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