Mercenaries, Pirates, and Sovereigns State-Building and Extraterritorial Violence in Early Modern Europe
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Description: The contemporary organization of global violence is neither timeless nor natural, argues Janice Thomson. It is distinctively modern. In this book she examines how the present arrangement of the world into violence-monopolizing sovereign states evolved over the six preceding centuries.
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Copyright year: 1996
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 8/11/1996
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.50" long x 0.75" tall
|List of Tables|
|The State, Violence, and Sovereignty|
|The State and Violence in Theory|
|The State and Violence in History|
|Sovereignty in Theory|
|The Institution of Sovereignty|
|Nonstate Violence Unleashed|
|The Mediterranean Corsairs|
|Problems with Mercenarism|
|Problems with Mercantile Companies|
|Delegitimating State-Authorized Nonstate Violence|
|The Abolition of Privateering|
|The Delegitimation of Mercenarism|
|The Demise of the Mercantile Companies|
|Suppressing Unauthorized Nonstate Violence|
|The Rise and Decline of Filibustering|
|Explaining the Transition|
|The State, Sovereignty, and World Politics|