9781107111875 (hardback) 1107111870 (hardback) 9781107530676 (paperback) 1107530679 (paperback)
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"In this new account of the emergence of a distinctive territorial state in early modern Germany, Robert von Friedeburg examines how the modern notion of state does not rest on the experience of a bureaucratic state-apparatus"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 388-433) and index.
Formatted Contents Note
Introduction Luther's legacy and the 'German' notion of state Meinecke's riddle : reason of state and Reformation prudence Royal rights and princely dynasties in late medieval and early modern Germany, fourteenth to early seventeenth century Civil order and princely rights, 1450s to 1580s : the making of the elements The transformation of ideas on order and the rise of the 'fatherland', 1580s to 1630s : the re-ordering of the elements The challenge of 'reason of state', 1600s to 1650s The catastrophe of war and the collapse of relations between princes and vassals Re-establishing of compromise and the new use of the elements : Seckendorff, Pufendorf and the dissemination of the new concept of 'state' Readings of despotism : the attack on 'war-despotism' between Bodin and Montesquieu Conclusion : Luther's legacy : the 'Germaness' of the modern notion of 'state'.
KK190 .F75 2016
Cambridge, United Kingdom : Cambridge University Press, 2016.