Hardcover in publisher’s price-clipped dust-jacket. 452 pages. First edition. An important treatise on the influence of Near Eastern and Greek political speculation on the thought the Early Christians and the Byzantines. Volume 1 contains the following chapters: “Oriental Ideas on Kingship: Egypt, Mesopotamia”; “Aryan Hittites and Near Eastern Semites”; “Iranian Kingship”; “From Mycenae to Isocrates”; Hellenistic Political Philosophy”; Jewish Political Philosophy and the Messianic Idea”; “The Kingdom of God”. No previous ownership marks. Dust-jacker shows light wear to tips and spine ends. Book is clean, square, fresh and unmarked. Very good+ in a good dust-jacket.