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Introduction

Matthew Lockwood

in The Conquest of Death: Violence and the Birth of the Modern English State

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780300217063
eISBN:
9780300227864
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300217063.003.0001
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

The introduction outlines previous definitions of the modern state as well as historians’ current explanations of state formation in early modern Europe and England. It demonstrates that earlier ... More


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