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Nation and State in Early Modern Europe

Casey, James (2009) Nation and State in Early Modern Europe. Inx: Forms of Union: the British and Spanish Monarchies in the 17th and 18th Centuries. RIEV Cuadernos (5). Eusko Ikaskuntza, pp. 53-69. ISBN 978-84-8419-190-2

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Abstract

This paper examines traditional concept s of "nation" and "state" in early modern Europe, suggesting that law and history were the determining factors rather than race or language. Hence the key to the rise of the "nation state" is to be found in the relationship between the self-governing commonwealth (república) and the "state" to which it owed allegiance. The more successful managed to foster and build on a certain idea of the commonwealth.

Item Type:Book Section
Additional Information:Conferencias del seminario celebrado en Oxford el 11 de marzo de 2006 bajo el título: "Forms of Union: the Britihs and Spanish Monarchies in the Seventeenth and Eighteenth Centuries". Jon Arrieta y John H. Elliot eds.
Uncontrolled Keywords:Historia
Subjects:History
ID Code:7578
Last Modified:11 May 2011 16:46
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