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War and Competition between States$
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Philippe Contamine

Print publication date: 2000

Print ISBN-13: 9780198202141

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202141.001.0001

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States, Roads, War, and the Organization of Space

States, Roads, War, and the Organization of Space

(p.99) Chapter 5 States, Roads, War, and the Organization of Space
War and Competition between States

Jean Meyer

Oxford University Press

This chapter examines the condition of roads, armies, and the organization of space in European states during the period from the 13th to the 18th centuries. During this period, the state was the instigator, instrument, and servant of the sciences of distance. It supplied the finances and materials, and directed research as servant-master. This chapter explores the improvements in communication, fortification and frontiers, and the control of the state interior.

Keywords:   Europe, roads, armies, frontiers, communication, fortification

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