The Origins of the State in Italy, 1300-1600
The Origins of the State in Italy, 1300-1600 represents the best in American, British, and Italian scholarship and offers a valuable and critical overview of the key problems of the emergence of the state in Europe. Some of the topics covered include the political legitimacy of the aborning regional states, the changing legal culture, the conflict between church and state, the forces shaping public finances, and the creation of the Italian League.
The eight essays in this collection originally appeared in the Journal of Modern History. Contributors include Roberto Bizzocchi, Giorgio Chittolini, Trevor Dean, Riccardo Fubini, Elena Fasano Guarini, Aldo Mazzacane, Anthony Molho, and Pierangelo Schiera. This volume will appeal to historians, historical sociologists, and historians of political thought.
Introduction: The State Is "Back In"
Legitimacy, Discipline, and Institutions: Three Necessary Conditions for
the Birth of the Modern State
The "Private," the "Public," the State
Law and Jurists in the Formation of the Modern State in Italy
Center and Periphery
Elena Fasano Guarini
The State and Public Finance: A Hypothesis Based on the History of Late
Church, Religion, and State in the Early Modern Period
The Italian League and the Policy of the Balance of Power at the Accession
of Lorenzo de' Medici