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On the Medieval Origins of the Modern State (Princeton Classic Editions)

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The modern state, however we conceive of it today, is based on a pattern that emerged in Europe in the period from 1100 to 1600. Written from the experience of a lifetime of teaching and research in the field, this short, clear book is the classic work on what is known about the early history of the European state. Charles Tilly's foreword shows how Strayer's book set the agenda for a whole generation of historical analysts, not just in medieval history but also in the comparative study of state formation. William Chester Jordan's foreword addresses the scholarly and pedagogical setting within which Strayer produced his book, and how this both enhanced its accessibility and informed its focus on peculiarly English and French accomplishments in early state-building.

Synopsis:

The modern state, however we conceive of it today, is based on a pattern that emerged in Europe in the period from 1100 to 1600. Written from the experience of a lifetime of teaching and research in the field, this short, clear book is the classic work on what is known about the early history of the European state. Charles Tilly's foreword shows how Strayer's book set the agenda for a whole generation of historical analysts, not just in medieval history but also in the comparative study of state formation. William Chester Jordan's foreword addresses the scholarly and pedagogical setting within which Strayer produced his book, and how this both enhanced its accessibility and informed its focus on peculiarly English and French accomplishments in early state-building.

Synopsis:

The modern state, however we conceive of it today, is based on a pattern that emerged in Europe in the period from 1100 to 1600. Written from the experience of a lifetime of teaching and research in the field, this short, clear book is the classic work on what is known about the early history of the European state. Charles Tilly's foreword shows how Strayer's book set the agenda for a whole generation of historical analysts, not just in medieval history but also in the comparative study of state formation. William Chester Jordan's foreword addresses the scholarly and pedagogical setting within which Strayer produced his book, and how this both enhanced its accessibility and informed its focus on peculiarly English and French accomplishments in early state-building.

About the Author

Joseph R. Strayer (1904-1987) was Dayton-Stockton Professor of History Emeritus at Princeton University. Charles Tilly is Joseph L. Buttenwieser Professor of Social Science at Columbia University. William Chester Jordan is Dayton-Stockton Professor of History at Princeton University.

Table of Contents

Forewords vii
Preface xxvii
Chapter I 3
Chapter II 57
Chapter III 89
Index 113

Product Details

ISBN:
9780691121857
Author:
Strayer, Joseph R.
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Author:
Tilly, Charles
Author:
Jordan, William Chester
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
History
Subject:
State, the
Subject:
History & Theory - General
Subject:
Medieval
Subject:
European History
Subject:
Middle ages
Subject:
Europe Politics and government.
Subject:
Politics - General
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Princeton Classic Editions
Publication Date:
July 2005
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
144
Dimensions:
8 x 5 in 7 oz

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"Synopsis" by , The modern state, however we conceive of it today, is based on a pattern that emerged in Europe in the period from 1100 to 1600. Written from the experience of a lifetime of teaching and research in the field, this short, clear book is the classic work on what is known about the early history of the European state. Charles Tilly's foreword shows how Strayer's book set the agenda for a whole generation of historical analysts, not just in medieval history but also in the comparative study of state formation. William Chester Jordan's foreword addresses the scholarly and pedagogical setting within which Strayer produced his book, and how this both enhanced its accessibility and informed its focus on peculiarly English and French accomplishments in early state-building.
"Synopsis" by ,

The modern state, however we conceive of it today, is based on a pattern that emerged in Europe in the period from 1100 to 1600. Written from the experience of a lifetime of teaching and research in the field, this short, clear book is the classic work on what is known about the early history of the European state. Charles Tilly's foreword shows how Strayer's book set the agenda for a whole generation of historical analysts, not just in medieval history but also in the comparative study of state formation. William Chester Jordan's foreword addresses the scholarly and pedagogical setting within which Strayer produced his book, and how this both enhanced its accessibility and informed its focus on peculiarly English and French accomplishments in early state-building.

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