Folger call number: DD175 .F75 2016
Folger holdings ID: 496351
Includes blbliographical references and index
Introduction. Luther's legacy and the 'German' notion of state -- Meinecke's riddle : 'reason of state' and Reformation prudence -- Royal rights and princely dynasties in late medieval and early modern Germany, fourteenth to early seventeenth century -- Civil order and princely rights, 1450s to 1580s : the making of the elements -- The transformation of ideas on order and the rise of the 'fatherland', 1580s to 1630s : the re-ordering of the elements -- The challenge of 'reason of state', 1600s to 1650s -- The catastrophe of war and the collapse of relations between princes and vassals -- The re-establishing of compromise and the new use of the elements : Seckendorff, Pufendorf and the dissemination of the new concept of 'state' -- Readings of despotism : the attack on 'war-despotism' between Bodin and Montesquieu -- Conclusion. Luther's legacy : the 'Germaness' of the modern notion of 'state'
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subject: Luther, Martin, 1483-1546