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Representative Assemblies in Europe, 1250–1750

David Stasavage

in States of Credit: Size, Power, and the Development of European Polities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140575
eISBN:
9781400838875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140575.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines the evolution of representative assemblies in Europe during the period 1250–1750. Numerous historical sources provide evidence of a clear distinction between the financial roles ... More


Introduction

David Stasavage

in States of Credit: Size, Power, and the Development of European Polities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140575
eISBN:
9781400838875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140575.003.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book examines two distinctive features of European state formation: the invention of the concept of political representation and the development of a system of public credit. Using systematic ... More


Three Territorial State Experiences

David Stasavage

in States of Credit: Size, Power, and the Development of European Polities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140575
eISBN:
9781400838875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140575.003.0007
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines public credit and political representation in three European territorial states: France, Castile, and Holland. It tackles the following question: If having a representative ... More


Assessing the City-State Advantage

David Stasavage

in States of Credit: Size, Power, and the Development of European Polities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140575
eISBN:
9781400838875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140575.003.0004
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This chapter examines whether the difference in the activities of representative assemblies in city-states and territorial states had implications for the evolution of public credit. It first ... More


States of Credit: Size, Power, and the Development of European Polities

David Stasavage

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140575
eISBN:
9781400838875
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140575.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This book provides the first comprehensive look at the joint development of representative assemblies and public borrowing in Europe during the medieval and early modern eras. It argues that unique ... More


Implications for State Formation and Development

David Stasavage

in States of Credit: Size, Power, and the Development of European Polities

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691140575
eISBN:
9781400838875
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691140575.003.0008
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

This concluding chapter recaps on what the book has investigated: the development of a representative form of government and the establishment of a system of public credit in Europe. It has also ... More


: A Republic of Citizens:: Condorcet's Indirect Democracy

in Representative Democracy: Principles and Genealogy

Published in print:
2006
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226842783
eISBN:
9780226842806
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226842806.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

This chapter analyzes the first comprehensive proposal of democratic representation as a norm of good government. The goal of Condorcet's constitutional plan was to regulate the creation of authority ... More


Congress: The First Branch

Benjamin Ginsberg and Kathryn Wagner Hill

in Congress: The First Branch

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
January 2020
ISBN:
9780300220537
eISBN:
9780300249613
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300220537.003.0001
Subject:
Political Science, American Politics

This chapter is an overview of the US Congress and its major functions of representation and legislation. It argues that many of the characteristics of Congress with which Americans are so impatient ... More


His Britannick Majesty’s New Subjects: The Rights of Subjects in Grenada and Quebec

Hannah Weiss Muller

in Subjects and Sovereign: Bonds of Belonging in the Eighteenth-Century British Empire

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
July 2017
ISBN:
9780190465810
eISBN:
9780190465841
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190465810.003.0005
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Chapter 4 examines subjecthood in the Atlantic world, focusing on the colonies of Grenada and Quebec, officially ceded by France under the Treaty of Paris. Although economic protections were ... More


Illusion and Disillusion

Peter Duus and Kenji Hasegawa

in Rediscovering America: Japanese Perspectives on the American Century

Published in print:
2011
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520268432
eISBN:
9780520950375
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520268432.003.0002
Subject:
History, American History: 20th Century

This chapter discusses how the Japanese viewed Americans in the nineteenth century. It notes that of all the foreign powers the Japanese encountered, the United States seemed the most different—it ... More


Aristotle’s “Manner of Thinking” and the Deleterious Use of His Ideas

Vickie B. Sullivan

in Montesquieu and the Despotic Ideas of Europe: An Interpretation of "The Spirit of the Laws"

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780226482910
eISBN:
9780226483078
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226483078.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, Political Theory

In The Spirit of the Laws, Montesquieu claims that Aristotle’s political ideas grew out of his jealousy of Plato and his passion for Alexander the Great. Like Aristotle, Montesquieu finds much to ... More


Life in the German Armies

Mark Hewitson

in The People's Wars: Histories of Violence in the German Lands, 1820-1888

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780199564262
eISBN:
9780191799938
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199564262.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Military History

The ways in which war was understood and remembered depended, in part, on how wartime acts of violence were viewed by civilians and, in part, on the peacetime role and significance of the armies ... More


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