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The Sovereign State and Its Competitors:
An Analysis of Systems Change
Hendrik Spruyt

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

List of Maps and Tables
Preface
Introduction3
Pt. IContingency, Choice, and Constraint9
Ch. 1Structural Change in International Relations11
Ch. 2Organizational Variation and Selection in the International System22
Ch. 3Modes of Nonterritorial Organization: Feudalism, the Church, and the Holy Roman Empire34
Pt. IIThe Emergence of New Modes of Organization59
Ch. 4The Economic Renaissance of the Late Middle Ages61
Ch. 5The Rise of the Sovereign, Territorial State in Capetian France77
Ch. 6The Fragmentation of the German Empire and the Rise of the Hanseatic League109
Ch. 7The Development of the Italian City-states130
Pt. IIICompetition, Mutual Empowerment, and Choice: The Advantages of Sovereign Territoriality151
Ch. 8The Victory of the Sovereign State153
Pt. IVConclusion181
Ch. 9Character, Tempo, and Prospects for Change in the International System183
Notes195
Bibliography265
Index285

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