State Building and the Search for Order in the 17th Century

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State Building and the Search for Order in the 17 th Century (1618-1720s) 1350s-1550s o Transition toward early modern Europe: part medieval/part modern o Renaissance and New Monarchies o Reformation o Commercial Capitalism o Age of Exploration 1550s-1680s o A century of political and cultural crisis o 1550s Elizabeth I vs Philip II Spanish armada 1588 o 30 years war (1618-1648) o English Civil War (1640s) 1680s-1780s o An age of Kings and aristocrats o Absolutism
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Unformatted text preview: o The enlightenment • The Modern State o The idea that people should be grouped o People’s needs are best served with a central government o Accept that the highest unit of loyalty is to the state o States tend to survive the death of a ruler o Creates bureaucracy o Balance of power – assumes peace is brought about by making sure that one state does not try to gobble up more power than it should •...
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This note was uploaded on 02/12/2009 for the course HIST 101 taught by Professor Smith during the Spring '08 term at American Public University.

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