The Absolutist

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ISBN: 1590515528
Release Date: 2012-07-10
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Author: John Boyne
Publisher: Other Press

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The Absolutist Guide to Love

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Author: Laurie Langcastor
Publisher: Absolutist Life Inc.

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Chaucerian Polity: Absolutist Lineages and Associational Forms in England and Italy (Figurae: Reading Medieval Culture)

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ISBN: 0804736618
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Author: David Wallace
Publisher: Stanford University Press

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Lineages of the Absolutist State

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ISBN: 086091710X
Release Date: 1985-07-17
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Author: Perry Anderson
Publisher: Verso

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The Port Jews of Habsburg Trieste: Absolutist Politics and Enlightenment Culture (Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture)

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ISBN: 0804776032
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Author: Lois C. Dubin
Publisher: Stanford University Press

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Liberty in Absolutist Spain: The Habsburg Sale of Towns, 1516-1700. 1, 108th Series, 1990 (The Johns Hopkins University Studies in Historical and Political Science)

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ISBN: 0801847311
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Author: Helen Nader
Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press

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The Absolutist

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ISBN: 9781409044864
Release Date: 2011-05-12
Number of pages: 432
Author: John Boyne
Publisher: Random House

Download and read online The Absolutist in PDF and EPUB September 1919: Twenty-year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver a clutch of letters to Marian Bancroft. Tristan fought alongside Marian's brother Will during the Great War. They trained together. They fought together. But in 1917, Will laid down his guns on the battlefield and declared himself a conscientious objector, an act which has brought shame and dishonour on the Bancroft family. The letters, however, are not the real reason for Tristan's visit. He holds a secret deep within him. One that he is desperate to unburden himself of to Marian, if he can only find the courage. Whatever happens, this meeting will change his life – forever.


The Absolutist

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ISBN: 9780385668712
Release Date: 2012-04-10
Number of pages: 320
Author: John Boyne
Publisher: Doubleday Canada

Download and read online The Absolutist in PDF and EPUB From the beloved John Boyne, a powerful, poignant novel about how we are to be good in the face of disaster. September 1919: Twenty-year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver some letters to Marian Bancroft. During the Great War, Tristan fought alongside Marian's brother Will who, in 1917, laid down his gun on the battlefield, declared himself a conscientious objector and was shot as a traitor, an act which brought shame and dishonour on the Bancroft family. But the letters are not the real reason for Tristan's visit. He holds a secret deep in his soul. One that he is desperate to unburden himself of to Marian, if he can only find the courage. As they stroll through the streets of a city still coming to terms with the end of the war, he recalls his friendship with Will, from the training ground at Aldershot to the trenches of Northern France, and speaks of how the intensity of their friendship brought him from brief moments of happiness and self-discovery to long periods of despair and pain. From the Trade Paperback edition.


The Absolutist

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ISBN: 9781590515532
Release Date: 2012-07-10
Number of pages: 320
Author: John Boyne
Publisher: Other Press, LLC

Download and read online The Absolutist in PDF and EPUB A masterfully told tale of passion, jealousy, heroism and betrayal set in the gruesome trenches of World War I. It is September 1919: twenty-one-year-old Tristan Sadler takes a train from London to Norwich to deliver a package of letters to the sister of Will Bancroft, the man he fought alongside during the Great War. But the letters are not the real reason for Tristan's visit. He can no longer keep a secret and has finally found the courage to unburden himself of it. As Tristan recounts the horrific details of what to him became a senseless war, he also speaks of his friendship with Will--from their first meeting on the training grounds at Aldershot to their farewell in the trenches of northern France. The intensity of their bond brought Tristan happiness and self-discovery as well as confusion and unbearable pain. The Absolutist is a masterful tale of passion, jealousy, heroism, and betrayal set in one of the most gruesome trenches of France during World War I. This novel will keep readers on the edge of their seats until its most extraordinary and unexpected conclusion, and will stay with them long after they've turned the last page.


Lineages of the Absolutist State Verso World History Series

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ISBN: 9781781680100
Release Date: 2013-04-23
Number of pages: 576
Author: Perry Anderson
Publisher: Verso Books

Download and read online Lineages of the Absolutist State Verso World History Series in PDF and EPUB The political nature of Absolutism has long been a subject of controversy within historical materialism. Developing considerations advanced in Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, this book situates the Absolutist states of the early modern epoch against the prior background of European feudalism. It is divided into two parts. The first discusses the overall structures of Absolutism as a state-system in Western Europe, from the Renaissance onwards. It then looks in turn at the trajectory of each of the specific Absolutist states in the dominant countries of the West—Spain, France, England and Sweden, set off against the case of Italy, where no major indigenous Absolutism developed. The second part of the work sketches a comparative prospect of Absolutism in Eastern Europe. The peculiarities, as well as affinities, of Eastern Absolutism as a distinct type of royal state, are examined. The variegated monarchies of Prussia, Austria and Russia are surveyed, and the lessons asked of the counter-example of Poland. Finally, the structureof the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans is taken as an external gauge by which the singularity of Absolutism as a European phenomenon is assessed. The work ends with some observations on the special position occupied by European development within universal history, which draws themes from both Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism andLineages of the Absolutist State together into a single argument—within their common limits—as materials for debate.


A Refutation of Moral Relativism

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ISBN: 9781681490182
Release Date: 2016-03-22
Number of pages: 180
Author: Peter Kreeft
Publisher: Ignatius Press

Download and read online A Refutation of Moral Relativism in PDF and EPUB No issue is more fateful for civilization than moral relativism. History knows not one example of a successful society which repudiated moral absolutes. Yet most attacks on relativism have been either pragmatic (looking at its social consequences) or exhorting (preaching rather than proving), and philosophers' arguments against it have been specialized, technical, and scholarly. In his typical unique writing style, Peter Kreeft lets an attractive, honest, and funny relativist interview a "Muslim fundamentalist" absolutist so as not to stack the dice personally for absolutism. In an engaging series of personal interviews, every conceivable argument the "sassy Black feminist" reporter Libby gives against absolutism is simply and clearly refuted, and none of the many arguments for moral absolutism is refuted.


Charles XI and Swedish Absolutism 1660 1697

Filename: charles-xi-and-swedish-absolutism-1660-1697.pdf
ISBN: 0521573904
Release Date: 1998-06-04
Number of pages: 281
Author: A. F. Upton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Charles XI and Swedish Absolutism 1660 1697 in PDF and EPUB The reading public outside Sweden knows little of that country's history, beyond the dramatic and short-lived era in the seventeenth century when Sweden under Gustavus Adolphus became a major European power by her intervention in the Thirty Years War. In the last decades of the seventeenth century another Swedish king, Charles XI, launched a less dramatic but remarkable bid to stabilize and secure Sweden's position as a major power in northern Europe and as master of the Baltic Sea. This project, which is almost unknown to students of history outside Sweden, involved a comprehensive overhaul of the government and institutions of the kingdom, on the basis of establishing Sweden as a model of absolute monarchy. This 1998 book gives an account of what was achieved under the absolutist direction of a distinctly unglamorous, but pious and conscientious ruler.


Lineages of the Absolutist State

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ISBN: 9781781680544
Release Date: 2013-03-12
Number of pages: 576
Author: Perry Anderson
Publisher: Verso Books

Download and read online Lineages of the Absolutist State in PDF and EPUB The political nature of Absolutism has long been a subject of controversy within historical materialism. Developing considerations advanced in Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism, this book situates the Absolutist states of the early modern epoch against the prior background of European feudalism. It is divided into two parts. The first discusses the overall structures of Absolutism as a state-system in Western Europe, from the Renaissance onwards. It then looks in turn at the trajectory of each of the specific Absolutist states in the dominant countries of the West—Spain, France, England and Sweden, set off against the case of Italy, where no major indigenous Absolutism developed. The second part of the work sketches a comparative prospect of Absolutism in Eastern Europe. The peculiarities, as well as affinities, of Eastern Absolutism as a distinct type of royal state, are examined. The variegated monarchies of Prussia, Austria and Russia are surveyed, and the lessons asked of the counter-example of Poland. Finally, the structureof the Ottoman Empire in the Balkans is taken as an external gauge by which the singularity of Absolutism as a European phenomenon is assessed. The work ends with some observations on the special position occupied by European development within universal history, which draws themes from both Passages from Antiquity to Feudalism andLineages of the Absolutist State together into a single argument—within their common limits—as materials for debate.


Calvinism Reform and the Absolutist State in Elizabethan Ireland

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ISBN: 9781317317012
Release Date: 2015-10-06
Number of pages: 240
Author: Mark A Hutchinson
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Calvinism Reform and the Absolutist State in Elizabethan Ireland in PDF and EPUB Despite the best efforts of the English government, Elizabethan Ireland remained resolutely Catholic. Hutchinson examines this ‘failure’ of the Protestant Reformation. He argues that the emerging political concept of the absolutist state forms a crucial link between English policy in Ireland and the aims of the Calvinist reformers.


Autobiography of an Absolutist

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ISBN: UVA:X002194966
Release Date: 1989
Number of pages: 694
Author: Nataraja Guru
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Absolutism and Its Discontents

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ISBN: 0887381804
Release Date: 1988
Number of pages: 265
Author: Michael S. Kimmel
Publisher: Transaction Publishers

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Jean Bodin and the Rise of Absolutist Theory

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ISBN: 9780521200004
Release Date: 1973-03-30
Number of pages: 124
Author: Julian H. Franklin
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Download and read online Jean Bodin and the Rise of Absolutist Theory in PDF and EPUB The St Bartholomew's Day Massacre of 1572 polarised French constitutional ideas. Appearing on one side was a radicalised version of the French constitution. On the other side was the theory of royal absolutism systematically developed by Bodin. The central thesis of this book is that Bodin's absolutism was as unprecedented as the doctrine it opposed. Prior to the 1570s the mainstream of the French tradition had been tentatively constitutionalist and Bodin himself had given strong expression to that tendency in his Methodus of 1566. His earlier theory of sovereignty, elaborated in that work, was implicitly adapted to a notion of limited supremacy. Professor Franklin's aim is to explain how this absolutist view was formed. In doing so, he has clarified many of the notorious obscurities in Bodin's thought and since much of the absolutist doctrine of the seventeenth century was either based on Bodin's theory or relied on similar assumptions, this study will be of great importance and interest to scholars of a later period.


Critique and Crisis

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ISBN: 0262611570
Release Date: 2000-01
Number of pages: 204
Author: Reinhart Koselleck
Publisher: MIT Press

Download and read online Critique and Crisis in PDF and EPUB Critique and Crisis established Reinhart Koselleck's reputation as the most important German intellectual historian of the postwar period. This first English translation of Koselleck's tour de force demonstrates a chronological breadth, a philosophical depth, and an originality which are hardly equalled in any scholarly domain. It is a history of the Enlightenment in miniature, fundamental to our understanding of that period and its consequences.Like Tocqueville, Koselleck views Enlightenment intellectuals as an uprooted, unrealistic group of onlookers who sowed the seeds of the modern political tensions that first flowered in the French Revolution. He argues that it was the split that developed between state and society during the Enlightenment that fostered the emergence of this intellectual elite divorced from the realities of politics.Koselleck describes how this disjunction between political authority proper and its subjects led to private spheres that later became centers of moral authority and, eventually, models for political society that took little or no notice of the constraints under which politicians must inevitably work. In this way progressive bourgeois philosophy, which seemed to offer the promise of a unified and peaceful world, in fact produced just the opposite.The book provides a wealth of examples drawn from all of Europe to illustrate the still relevant message that we evade the constraints and the necessities of the political realm at our own risk.Reinhart Koselleck is Professor of the Theory of History at the University of Bielefeld and author of Futures Past: On the Semantics of Historical Time. Critique and Crisis is included in the series Studies in Contemporary German Social Thought, edited by Thomas McCarthy.


Absolutism and the Eighteenth Century Origins of Compulsory Schooling in Prussia and Austria

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ISBN: 0521528569
Release Date: 2003-11-13
Number of pages: 288
Author: James van Horn Melton
Publisher: Cambridge University Press

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The Development of the Modern State

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ISBN: 0804710422
Release Date: 1978
Number of pages: 175
Author: Gianfranco Poggi
Publisher: Stanford University Press

Download and read online The Development of the Modern State in PDF and EPUB The institutional features and the past and future role of the state should be a central concern of contemporary sociological and political theory, but until now they have been sadly neglected. Lately, in particular, the state's increasing involvement in the management of industrial and industrializing societies has made it even more important to understand its past development, its current activities, and the related trends in its structure and in its relation to the larger society. As a contribution to this task, Gianfranco Poggi reviews the main phases in the institutional history of the modern state. Restating a typology elaborated, among others by Max Weber, he outlines first the feudal system of rule, then the late-medieval Ständestaat and the absolutist state. Next the book discusses the nineteenth-century constitutional state, seen as the most accomplished embodiment of the modern, Western state. Finally, it points out the major developments which have occurred since the end of the last century in the relationship between the state and society, and identifies the threat these pose to the persistence of Western political values. Throughout, the discussion draws upon an impressive body of literature on the modern state (much of it not available in English) from the fields of history, law, and the social sciences.


Mazarin

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ISBN: 9781134980598
Release Date: 2006-09-07
Number of pages: 432
Author: Geoffrey Treasure
Publisher: Routledge

Download and read online Mazarin in PDF and EPUB Mazarin was the model statesman of the early modern period in French history. This book follows his career from pupil of the Jesuits, through legate in Paris and Avignon, to service for Louis XIII and beyond. Mazarin's role in the survival of absolute monarchy during the upheavals of the Fronde and his guidance of the young Louis XIV are given full weight. His crucial part in many diplomatic exchanges, and in particular those which brought an end to the Thirty Years War and the Franco-Spanish War, is examined in detail. His life is placed in the context of a study of the times, highlighting the rapidly changing nature of government.