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Unformatted text preview: -Question: to what extent sovereigns exercised authority or majesty of law o Through the growth of bureaucracy 1. The kings officers 2. The army 3. Finances 4. Taxation and representation-certain symbols and ceremonies associated with being a monarch-monarchs created bureaucracies to help them rule-king ruled trhough his council and his officers-England o Local level, justice of the peace Appointed by monarch Among local men of substance People at local level-finances o kings were desperate for money o rents and dues yielded to the kind as the main landowner o indirect taxation custom duties sales tax on wine, meat, cloth, salt, o king whats tax revenue on regular basis o king had to get over the aversion people had against him-king no longer rules by divine right-a ruling class, representative class...
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This note was uploaded on 12/06/2011 for the course POLI 211 taught by Professor Sabetti during the Spring '08 term at McGill.
- Spring '08
- Comparative Politics