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Title:
A History of Western Public Law Between Nation and State
Author:
Aguilera-Barchet, Bruno. author.
ISBN:
9783319118031
Physical Description:
XXV, 775 p. online resource.
Contents:
1. Introduction -- Part I: From the City State to the Roman Empire: 2. From the Origins to the Polis -- 3. The Roman Political Model: From Res Publica to Imperium -- 4. From Territorial Power to Spiritual Rule: Christianity’s Political Dimension -- Part II: The Origins of the European “Nations”: 5. From the Germanic Tribes to Kingdoms -- 6. Popes vs. Emperors: The Rise and Fall of Papal Power -- 7. From Public to Private Power: Europe in the Feudal Age -- Part III: The Origin of the “European States”: 8. From Kings to Monarchs: The Resurgence of Public Power in Late Medieval Europe -- 9 The Apogee of Royal Power: Absolute Monarchy (The 16th and 17th Centuries) -- 10. From the Conservative King to the Reformist Monarch: The Stage of Enlightened Absolutism (18th Century) -- 11. From Absolute to Limited Monarchy: The British Origins of Parliamentary Government -- Part IV: The Rise of the Nation-State: 12. From Monarchy to Representative Government: The American “Revolution” -- 13. From Absolute Monarchy to Democratic Absolutism: The French Revolution -- 14. The Return of the Monarchial Principle (I): The Origins of North American Presidentialism -- 15. The Return of the Monarchial Principal (II): The French State: From Imperial Bonapartism to Republican Presidentialism -- 16. The Golden Era of Liberalism and the Apogee of the Nation-State -- 17. The Triumph of the State over the Nation: From Totalitarianism to Interventionism -- Part V: The End of the Nation-State?: 18. The Crisis of the Nation-State in the Era of European Integration.
Abstract:
The book outlines the historical development of Public Law and the state from ancient times to the modern day, offering an account of relevant events in parallel with a general historical background, establishing and explaining the relationships between political, religious, and economic events.
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The book outlines the historical development of Public Law and the state from ancient times to the modern day, offering an account of relevant events in parallel with a general historical background, establishing and explaining the relationships between political, religious, and economic events.