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The Struggle for Power in Early Modern Europe
Language: en
Pages: 354
Authors: Daniel H. Nexon
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-04-20 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Looks at the pivotal events of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries - including the Schmalkaldic War, the Dutch Revolt, and the Thirty Years' War. This book argues that early modern 'composite' political communities had more in common with empires than with modern states.
The Struggle for Power in Early Modern Europe
Language: en
Pages: 408
Authors: Daniel H. Nexon
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2009-03-31 - Publisher: Princeton University Press

Scholars have long argued over whether the 1648 Peace of Westphalia, which ended more than a century of religious conflict arising from the Protestant Reformations, inaugurated the modern sovereign-state system. But they largely ignore a more fundamental question: why did the emergence of new forms of religious heterodoxy during the
Europe
Language: en
Pages: 800
Authors: Brendan Simms
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2013-04-04 - Publisher: Penguin UK

Half a millennium of European warfare brilliantly retold by masterly historian Brendan Simms At the heart of Europe's history lies a puzzle. In most of the world humankind has created enormous political frameworks, whether ancient (such as China) or modern (such as the United States). Sprawling empires, kingdoms or republics
Theorizing Medieval Geopolitics
Language: en
Pages: 214
Authors: Andrew Latham
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-03-12 - Publisher: Routledge

Over the past two decades or so, medieval geopolitics have come to occupy an increasingly prominent place in the collective imagination—and writings—of International Relations scholars. Although these accounts differ significantly in terms of their respective analytical assumptions, theoretical concerns and scholarly contributions, they share at least one common – arguably,
Confessional Diplomacy in Early Modern Europe
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Roberta Anderson, Charlotte Backerra
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2020-12-15 - Publisher: Routledge

Confessional Diplomacy in Early Modern Europe examines the role of religion in early modern European diplomacy. In the period following the Reformations, Europe became divided: all over the continent, princes and their peoples split over theological, liturgical, and spiritual matters. At the same time, diplomacy rose as a means of