A Millennium of European State Formation

  title={A Millennium of European State Formation},
  author={S. Stuurman},
  journal={International Review of Social History},
  • S. Stuurman
  • Published 1995
  • Sociology
  • International Review of Social History
  • Since Barrington Moore's Social Origins of Dictatorship and Democracy, few attempts have been made to explain the pattern of European state formation over the past thousand years in an equally grand and ambitious manner. Charles Tilly's account of European state formation belongs in the same rank with Moore's classic study. It is a brilliant, thoughtprovoking analysis, which is firmly grounded in historical research. Its geographical and temporal coverage of European political history is, if… CONTINUE READING