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Societal Breakdown and the Rise of the Early Modern State in Europe: Memory of the Future

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This book compares the social decomposition in late medieval Europe to the societal failure witnessed today in the modern West, arguing that in the case of emergencies, a strong despotic state is the only way to maintain basic order.Shlapentokh asserts that asocial behavior (criminality, promiscuity, and anti-sanitary actions, as well as other aspects of social, political, ...more
Hardcover, 240 pages
Published December 15th 2007 by Palgrave Macmillan
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