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1991. Conquest and Coalescence: The Shaping of the State in Early Modern Europe

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Greengrass, Mark (ed.), 'Conquest and Coalescence: The Shaping of the State in Early Modern Europe', published in 1991 in Great Britain by Edward Arnold in paperback, 200pp, ISBN 0713165634. Condition: ex-library with the normal library markings such as spine label, ownership stamps and barcode. Price: £17.20, not including post and packing, which is Amazon UK's standard charge (currently £2.80 for UK buyers, more for overseas customers) 1991, Edward Arnold, pbk
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About this book/synopsis: Events since 1989 have provided a vivid contemporary reminder that Europe's political structure was not always in the form of a small number of unitary and integrated nation states. In the foothills of modernity Europe was dominated by a multiplicity of regional entities: for the most part smaller than nation states, they were none the less remarkably durable and robust, only gradually surrendering their independence or slowly accepting coalescence into a larger entity. The transition was once broadly understood as the ineluctable domination of the continent by the 'successful' few. But as the case-studies in this book make clear, the reality was more complex. Europe's political development needs to be understood not just from the vantage points of Louis XIV's Versailles, Philip IV's Buen Retiro palace or Frederick the Great's Potsdam but also from the periphery - from Flanders, Portugal and Bohemia. Nine studies by leading scholars examine the piecemeal aggrandisement and integration - from Ireland to the Ukraine - that determined the emerging state pattern of ancien regime Europe. In place of facile assumptions of Europe's rulers, they demonstrate more intricate, more variegated developments in which both ruler and ruled participated

Chapters:
List of Maps
List of Contributors
Preface
1. Conquest and coalescence by Mark Greengrass
2. The Papal State: 1417-1600 by Pete Partner
3. The Spanish Monarchy and the Kingdom of Portugal, 1580-1640 by J. H. Elliott
4. Louis XIII and the Union of Bearn to France by Christian Desplat
5. Louis XIV and Flanders by Alain Lottin
6. The Decline of the Irish Kingdom by Ciaran Brady
7. The Hanoverians and Scotland by Daniel Szechi
8. The Hapsburg Monarchy and Bohemia, 1526-1848 by R. J. W. Evans
9. The Annexation and Integration of Silesia into the Prussian State of Frederick the Great by Peter Baumgart
10. Ukraine: From Autonomy to Integration (1654-1830s) by Zenon E. Kohut
Index

 



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