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Author Clark, Samuel, 1945-

Title State and status : the rise of the state and aristocratic power in Western Europe / Samuel Clark
Published Montreal ; Buffalo : McGill-Queen's University Press, [1995]


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Description xiii, 502 pages : illustrations, maps ; 24 cm
Contents France -- Lotharingia -- The British Isles -- The decline of lordship -- Status power -- Economic power -- Political power -- Cultural power
Summary Theoretically significant and conceptually sophisticated, State and Status is the first book to link the anti-functionalist historical sociology of Western Europe with the functionalist or neo-functionalist tradition. It is also the first sociological analysis in many years of the evolution of status in Western Europe
State and Status is an examination of the rise of the centralized state and its effect on the power of the aristocracy during the sixteenth, seventeenth, and eighteenth centuries in the British Isles and in France and its eastern periphery. Arguing that states emerged in Western Europe as powerful political-geographical centres rather than nation-states or national states, Samuel Clark examines and compares the centres and peripheries of these two large regional zones, focusing not only on England and France but also on Wales, Scotland, Ireland, Savoy, and the Southern Low Countries. This wide-ranging and multi-faceted work shows how the state shaped the aristocracy and transformed its political, economic, cultural, and status power
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Aristocracy (Political science) -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
Aristocracy (Political science) -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Aristocracy (Political science) -- Europe, Western -- History.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Aristocracy (Social class) -- Europe -- History.
Power (Social sciences) -- Europe -- History -- 17th century.
Power (Social sciences) -- Europe -- History -- 18th century.
Power (Social sciences) -- Europe -- History.
Power (Social sciences) -- Europe, Western -- History.
State, The.
LC no. 95227705
ISBN 0773512268
0773512497 (paperback)