Empire and Order: The Concept of Empire, 800-1800

Empire and Order: The Concept of Empire, 800-1800

by J. Muldoon
     
 

ISBN-10: 0312222262

ISBN-13: 9780312222260

Pub. Date: 10/29/1999

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan UK

Empire is an evocative, yet little examined, word. It can mean the domination of vast territories, a Christian world order, a corrupt form of government, or a humanitarian endeavor. Historians relegate the concept of empire to the pre-modern world, identifying the state as the characteristic political form of the modern world. This book examines the range of

Overview

Empire is an evocative, yet little examined, word. It can mean the domination of vast territories, a Christian world order, a corrupt form of government, or a humanitarian endeavor. Historians relegate the concept of empire to the pre-modern world, identifying the state as the characteristic political form of the modern world. This book examines the range of meanings attributed to the concept of empire in the medieval and early modern world, demonstrating how the concepts of empire and state developed in parallel, not sequentially.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780312222260
Publisher:
Palgrave Macmillan UK
Publication date:
10/29/1999
Series:
Studies in Modern History Series
Edition description:
1999
Pages:
209
Product dimensions:
5.51(w) x 8.50(h) x 0.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction
• From the Carolingian Empire to the Holy Roman Empire of the German Nation
• Other Medieval Empires
• The Papal Conception of Empire
• The Emperor as Dominus Mundi
• Empires: Metaphysical and Moral
• The Golden Age of Empire
• Empire and State

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