BOOK III. Concerning Law.
Determination of forms of agreements; determination of legal disputes; concerningmarriage; division of inheritance; buildings; non-performance of agreements; recovery of debts; concerning deposits; rules regarding slaves and labourers; co-operativeundertakings; rescision of purchase and sale; resumption of gifts, and sale withoutownership; ownership; robbery; defamation; assault; gambling and betting, andmiscellaneous.
BOOK IV. Removal of Thorns.
Protection of artisans; protection of merchants; remedies against national calamities;suppression of the wicked living by foul means; detection of youths of criminal tendency by ascetic spies; seizure of criminals on suspicion or in the very act; examination of sudden death; trial and torture to elicit confession; protection of all kinds of governmentdepartments; fines in lieu of mutilation of limbs; death with or without torture; sexualintercourse with immature girls; atonement for violating justice.
BOOK V. Conduct of Courtiers.
Concerning the awards of punishments; replenishment of the treasury; concerningsubsistence to government servants; the conduct of a courtier; time-serving; consolidationof the kingdom and absolute sovereignty.
BOOK VI. The Source of Sovereign States.
The elements of sovereignty; concerning peace and exertion.
BOOK VII. The End of Sixfold Policy.
The sixfold policy; determination of deterioration, stagnation, and progress; thenature of alliance; the character of equal, inferior and superior kings; forms of agreementmade by an inferior king; neutrality after proclaiming war or after concluding a treaty of peace; marching after proclaiming war or after making peace; the march of combined powers; considerations about marching against an assailable enemy and a strong enemy;causes leading to the dwindling, greed and disloyalty of the army; considerations aboutthe combination of powers; the march of combined powers; agreement of peace with or without definite terms; and peace with renegades; peace and war by adopting the double policy; the attitude of an assailable enemy; friends that deserve help; agreement for theacquisition of a friend or gold; agreement of peace for the acquisition of land; agreementfor undertaking a work; considerations about an enemy in the rear; recruitment of lost power; measures conducive to peace with a strong and provoked enemy; the attitude of aconquered enemy; the attitude of a conquered king; making peace and breaking it; theconduct of a
king; of a neutral king and of a circle of states.
BOOK VIII. Concerning Vices and Calamities.