Bringing the People Back In

Bringing the People Back In State Building from Below in the Nordic Countries Ca. 1500-1800 - Routledge Research in Early Modern History

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The formation of states in early modern Europe has long been an important topic for historical analysis. Traditionally, the political and military struggles of kings and rulers were the favoured object of study for academic historians. This book highlights new historical research from Europe's northern frontier, bringing 'the people' back into the discussion of state politics, presenting alternative views of political and social relations in the Nordic countries before industrialisation. The early modern period was a time that witnessed initiatives from people from many groups formally excluded from political influence, operating outside the structures of central government, and this book returns to the subject of contentious politics and state building from below.

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Book information

ISBN: 9781003138662
Publisher: Taylor and Francis
Imprint: Routledge
Pub date:
DEWEY: 948.07
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 1 online resource (376 )
Weight: -1g