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Rethinking Leviathan : the eighteenth-century state in Britain and Germany

Author: John Brewer; Eckhart Hellmuth; German Historical Institute in London.
Publisher: London : German Historical Institute ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999.
Series: Studies of the German Historical Institute London.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Conference publication : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Offering an approach to the history of the modern state, this text concentrates on the 18th century and on two cases, those of Britain and Germany.
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Genre/Form: Conference papers and proceedings
History
Aufsatzsammlung
Congresses
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Rethinking Leviathan.
London : German Historical Institute ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)607346788
Online version:
Rethinking Leviathan.
London : German Historical Institute ; Oxford : Oxford University Press, 1999
(OCoLC)608857267
Material Type: Conference publication, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: John Brewer; Eckhart Hellmuth; German Historical Institute in London.
ISBN: 0199201897 9780199201891
OCLC Number: 41660657
Notes: A collection of essays originally presented at a conference which the German Historical Institute organized with the Herzog August Bibliothek in Wolfenbüttel--Foreword.
Description: x, 402 pages, [12] pages of plates : illustrations ; 23 cm.
Contents: Introduction : rethinking Leviathan / John Brewer and Eckhart Hellmuth --
Explaining variation in early modern state structure : the cases of England and the German territorial states / Thomas Ertman --
The army and the state in Britain and Germany during the eighteenth century / John Childs --
Reasonable aims of civil society : concerns of the state in German political theory in the eighteenth and early nineteenth centuries / Diethelm Klippel --
Eighteenth-century Britain : in search of the state and finding the quarter sessions / J.A.W. Gunn --
Servants of the public, servants of the crown : officialdom of eighteenth-century English central government / John Brewer --
The Prussian bureaucracy reconsidered / Rudolf Vierhaus --
The state in Germany : a non-Prussian view / Sheilagh Ogilvie --
Government and administration : everyday politics in the Holy Roman Empire / Christof Dipper --
The state and the poor : eighteenth-century England in European perspective / Joanna Innes --
Manners and the eighteenth-century state : the case of the unsociable Englishman / Paul Langford --
A monument to Frederick the Great : architecture, politics, and the state in late eighteenth-century Prussia / Eckhart Hellmuth --
Reform absolutism and the codification of law : the genesis and nature of the Prussian General Code (1794) / Günter Birtsch --
Codification, consolidation, and parliamentary statute / David Lieberman.
Series Title: Studies of the German Historical Institute London.
Responsibility: edited by John Brewer and Eckhart Hellmuth.
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