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War, State, and Society in England and the Netherlands 1477-1559

Steven Gunn, David Grummitt, and Hans Cools


Historians have long debated the effects of war on state formation in early modern Europe. Did military competition increase rulers' power over their subjects and forge more modern states, or did the strains of war break down political and administrative systems? This book seeks a rounded answer to these questions by comparing England and the Netherlands in the age of warrior princes such as Henry VIII and Charles V. It examines the development of new military and fiscal institutions, but goes beyond them to ask how mobilization for war changed political relationships throughout society. Towns ... More

Keywords: Charles V, Henry VIII, national identity, nobility, public opinion, state formation, towns, war

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2007 Print ISBN-13: 9780199207503
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2008 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199207503.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Steven Gunn, author
Fellow and Tutor in History, Merton College, Oxford
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David Grummitt, author
Research Fellow, The History of Parliament Trust
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Hans Cools, author
Assistant Professor in Early Modern History, Katholieke Universiteit Leuven
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