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The rise and decline of the state

Author: Martin Van Creveld
Publisher: Cambridge [England] ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Document   Computer File : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This unique volume traces the history of the state from its beginnings to the present day.

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Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Computer File, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Martin Van Creveld
ISBN: 0521651905 9780521651905 052165629X 9780521656290 0511148992 9780511148996
OCLC Number: 39724134
Description: viii, 439 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: Before the state: prehistory to AD 1300 --
The rise of the state: 1300 to 1648 --
The state as an instrument: 1648 to 1789 --
The state as an ideal: 1789 to 1945 --
The spread of the state: 1696 to 1975 --
The decline of the state: 1975-
Responsibility: Martin van Creveld.
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' ... a very readable account, [van Creveld] paints a most persuasive picture of the decline of the state and the transfer of its powers to a host of substitute guardians. It is an intellectually Read more...

 
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