Empowering Interactions

Political Cultures and the Emergence of the State in Europe 1300–1900
Editor(s): 
Blockmans, Wim
Editor(s): 
Holenstein, André
Editor(s): 
Mathieu, Jon
Editor(s): 
Schläppi, Daniel
ISBN: 
9780754664734
Date published: 
April 2009
Hardback
Price: 
£65.00

This volume explores the emergence of the state in Europe between the fourteenth and nineteenth centuries. Through a series of case studies and historiographical, methodological and theoretical essays, it challenges the traditional top-down model of state development long held by historians. Instead it explores the numerous ways in which non-elite groups could influence the formation of national political institutions