EuroPoli16-18 - 4. Church-State Relations European Politics...

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European Politics, 16th - 18th Centuries
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Key Issue: Who is Sovereign?
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What is “sovereignty?” Exclusive political authority
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Historical Background: Political Developments Before 1500 1. Breakdown of Feudal System (14th Cent.)
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(Ideal) Feudal Relations Lord Vassal Vassal Serf Serf Serf Serf Obligations Power
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Feudal Relations (Reality) Lord Lord Lord Vassal Vassal Vassal (“Lord”) (“Vassal”)
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Causes of Breakdown Disease (Black Death) Famine Warfare Social Changes Towns Serf Resistance
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Historical Background: Political Developments Before 1500 2. Limitations of Small Political Units 3. Emergence of Paid Armies & Firearms
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Unformatted text preview: 4. Church-State Relations European Politics After 1500 1. Discovery of the Americas and the problem of new wealth European Politics After 1500 Managing New Sources of Wealth: Mercantilism Fixed Wealth Role of precious metals Zero-sum Game Imports down -- Exports up Regulation of Economy Role of Political Authority European Politics After 1500 2. Church-State Relations after the Protestant Reformation 3. The Reformation and International Relations 4. New Principles of International Relations 5. Refeudalization of Eastern Europe...
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EuroPoli16-18 - 4. Church-State Relations European Politics...

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