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The Resource Birth of the leviathan : building states and regimes in medieval and early modern Europe, Thomas Ertman

Birth of the leviathan : building states and regimes in medieval and early modern Europe, Thomas Ertman

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Birth of the leviathan : building states and regimes in medieval and early modern Europe
Title
Birth of the leviathan
Title remainder
building states and regimes in medieval and early modern Europe
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Thomas Ertman
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Language
eng
Summary
This book presents a new theory of statebuilding in medieval and early modern Europe. Ertman argues that two factors - the organization of local government at the time of state formation and the timing of sustained geomilitary competition - can explain most of the variation in political regimes and in state infrastructures found across the continent during the second half of the 18th century. Drawing on theoretical insights developed in the fields of historical sociology, comparative politics, and economic history, and on the most recent historical research, this book makes a compelling case for the value of interdisciplinary approaches to the study of political development
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Ertman, Thomas
Dewey number
320.94
Index
index present
LC call number
JN5
LC item number
.E77 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Constitutional history
  • Local government
  • Comparative government
  • Europe
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Birth of the leviathan : building states and regimes in medieval and early modern Europe, Thomas Ertman
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-350) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
I. Introduction. Early Modern States: Four Types. Competing Explanations. Explaining Variations in Early Modern States: The Argument -- 2. The Origins of Patrimonial Absolutism in Latin Europe. The Late Roman Empire and Early State Formation in Visigoth Spain, Lombard Italy, and Merovingian and Carolingian Gaul. Economic and Ecclesiastical Renewal and the Rebirth of Royal Power in Latin Europe. Early Geopolitical Competition, Representative Assemblies, and the Creation of Systems of National Taxation. The Impact of War and Taxes on Finance and Administration: The Beginnings of Patrimonial Absolutism -- 3. The Triumph of Patrimonial Absolutism and the Failure of Reform in Latin Europe, c. 1500-1789. War and the Triumph of Patrimonial Absolutism in France, 1494-1659. Patrimonial Absolutism in Iberia and Italy, 1492-1789. The "Reform" of Patrimonial Absolutism Under Colbert and Louis XIV, 1660-1714. Geopolitical Pressures, the Failure of Reform, and the End of Patrimonial Absolutism, 1715-1791 -- 4. Bureaucratic Constitutionalism in Britain. Unencumbered State Formation, Early Geopolitical Pressure, and a Precocious Attempt at Shared Rule, c. 400-1453. Deepening Patrimonialism and Its Temporary Demise, 1453-1659. The Restoration and the English "Revolution in Government," 1660-1688. The Consolidation of the New British State After 1689 -- 5. Bureaucratic Absolutism in Germany. Failed Dark Age Statebuilding, Empire, and the Emergence of Territorial States in Germany, 511-c. 1450. Representative Institutions, Geopolitical Competition, and the Consolidation of Bureaucratic Absolutism in the German Territorial States, c. 1450-1789. The Limits and Contradictions of Bureaucratic Absolutism: The Case of Brandenburg-Prussia -- 6. The Triumph of Patrimonial Constitutionalism in Hungary and Poland and its Premature Demise in Scandinavia. Unencumbered State Formation and the Consolidation of Local Elite Self-Government in Hungary and Poland, c. 1000-1387. The Advent of Sustained Geopolitical Competition and the Triumph of Patrimonial Constitutionalism in Hungary and Poland, 1387-1648. Internal and External Threats to Patrimonial Constitutionalism in Hungary and Poland, 1648-1795. Abortive Patrimonial Constitutionalism in Scandinavia -- 7. Conclusion
Control code
34691016
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 363 pages
Isbn
9780521484275
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96019582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
Birth of the leviathan : building states and regimes in medieval and early modern Europe, Thomas Ertman
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 325-350) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
I. Introduction. Early Modern States: Four Types. Competing Explanations. Explaining Variations in Early Modern States: The Argument -- 2. The Origins of Patrimonial Absolutism in Latin Europe. The Late Roman Empire and Early State Formation in Visigoth Spain, Lombard Italy, and Merovingian and Carolingian Gaul. Economic and Ecclesiastical Renewal and the Rebirth of Royal Power in Latin Europe. Early Geopolitical Competition, Representative Assemblies, and the Creation of Systems of National Taxation. The Impact of War and Taxes on Finance and Administration: The Beginnings of Patrimonial Absolutism -- 3. The Triumph of Patrimonial Absolutism and the Failure of Reform in Latin Europe, c. 1500-1789. War and the Triumph of Patrimonial Absolutism in France, 1494-1659. Patrimonial Absolutism in Iberia and Italy, 1492-1789. The "Reform" of Patrimonial Absolutism Under Colbert and Louis XIV, 1660-1714. Geopolitical Pressures, the Failure of Reform, and the End of Patrimonial Absolutism, 1715-1791 -- 4. Bureaucratic Constitutionalism in Britain. Unencumbered State Formation, Early Geopolitical Pressure, and a Precocious Attempt at Shared Rule, c. 400-1453. Deepening Patrimonialism and Its Temporary Demise, 1453-1659. The Restoration and the English "Revolution in Government," 1660-1688. The Consolidation of the New British State After 1689 -- 5. Bureaucratic Absolutism in Germany. Failed Dark Age Statebuilding, Empire, and the Emergence of Territorial States in Germany, 511-c. 1450. Representative Institutions, Geopolitical Competition, and the Consolidation of Bureaucratic Absolutism in the German Territorial States, c. 1450-1789. The Limits and Contradictions of Bureaucratic Absolutism: The Case of Brandenburg-Prussia -- 6. The Triumph of Patrimonial Constitutionalism in Hungary and Poland and its Premature Demise in Scandinavia. Unencumbered State Formation and the Consolidation of Local Elite Self-Government in Hungary and Poland, c. 1000-1387. The Advent of Sustained Geopolitical Competition and the Triumph of Patrimonial Constitutionalism in Hungary and Poland, 1387-1648. Internal and External Threats to Patrimonial Constitutionalism in Hungary and Poland, 1648-1795. Abortive Patrimonial Constitutionalism in Scandinavia -- 7. Conclusion
Control code
34691016
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
xii, 363 pages
Isbn
9780521484275
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
96019582
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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