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From Hierarchy to Anarchy

Territory and Politics before Westphalia

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This book considers the rise of territoriality in international relations. Larkins takes the reader on a tour that moves from the mental horizons of Medieval European thought to the Renaissance. The end product is a theoretical and historical account of a momentous transformation that ultimately gives rise to the territorial state.


Europe international relations Machiavelli political theory transformation

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JEREMY LARKINS is a Visiting Lecturer and Teacher in International Politics in the Department of Politics at Goldsmiths College, University of London, UK.

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