War and Competition between States

Hardcover | November 15, 2000

EditorPhilippe Contamine

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In the five hundred years covered by this volume there was scarcely a year which passed without either war or some open demonstration of hostility between the many sovereign powers which governed Europe. States and peoples lived under the shadow of war, were ceaselessly prompted to considerthe possibility of war, had to find ways of dealing with the consequences of war. This volume in the Origins of the Modern State in Europe series focuses on the crucial role of war in the formation of state systems. It starts from the assumption that interstate rivalries and conflicts were at the heart not only of the demarcation of territories, but also of the ever-growing needto mobilize resources for warfare. Institutionalization was consequently highly dependent on such competition. It was for military reasons, and with military aims, that the state secured control of time and space, both at sea and on land.The Origins of the Modern State in Europe series arises from an important international research programme sponsored by the European Science Foundation. The aim of the series, which comprises seven volumes, is to bring together specialists from different countries, who reinterpret from a comparativeEuropean perspective different aspects of the formation of the state over the long period from the beginning of the thirteenth to the end of the eighteenth century. One of the main achievements of the research programme has been to overcome the long-established historiographical tendency to regardstates mainly from the viewpoint of their twentieth-century borders.

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In the five hundred years covered by this volume there was scarcely a year which passed without either war or some open demonstration of hostility between the many sovereign powers which governed Europe. States and peoples lived under the shadow of war, were ceaselessly prompted to considerthe possibility of war, had to find ways of d...

Member of the Institut de France and Professor of History at La Sorbonne, Paris
Format:HardcoverDimensions:360 pages, 9.21 × 6.14 × 0.94 inPublished:November 15, 2000Publisher:Oxford University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0198202148

ISBN - 13:9780198202141

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Table of Contents

1. Philippe Contamine: Introduction2. Maria Nadia Covini: Political and Military Bonds in the Italian State System, Thirteenth to Sixteenth Centuries3. Luis Ribot Garcia: Types of Armies: Early Modern Spain4. Jaap R. Bruijn: States and their Navies from the Late Sixteenth to the End of the Eighteenth Centuries5. Jean Meyer: States, Roads, Armies, and the Organization of Peace6. Jan Lindegren: Men, Money, and Means7. Philippe Contamine: The Growth of State Control. Practices of War 1300-1800: Ransom and Booty8. Bernhard R. Kroener: the Modern State and Military Society in the Eighteenth Century9. Norman Housley: Pro deo et patria mori: Sanctified Patriotism in Europe10. Francoise Autrand: The Peacemakers and the State: Pontifical Diplomacy and the Anglo-French Conflict in the Fourteenth Century11. Heinz Duchhardt: War and International Law in Europe, Sixteenth to Eighteenth Centuries