Empire and order : the concept of empire, 800-1800 /

"Empire is one of the most evocative, yet least examined, words in the political vocabulary. This book examines the wide range of meanings attributed to the concept of empire in the medieval and early modern world, demonstrating that the concepts of empire and state developed in parallel, not s...

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Main Author: Muldoon, James, 1935-
Format: Unknown
Language:English
Published: New York : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Series:Studies in modern history (Macmillan Press)
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Summary:"Empire is one of the most evocative, yet least examined, words in the political vocabulary. This book examines the wide range of meanings attributed to the concept of empire in the medieval and early modern world, demonstrating that the concepts of empire and state developed in parallel, not sequentially."--BOOK JACKET.
Physical Description:viii, 209 p. ; 23 cm.
Bibliography:Includes bibliographical references (p. 186-199) and index.
ISBN:0312222262 (cloth)