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Government
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1. Definition and basics

Governments (French administration) with long-lasting institutional structures, precisely defined objective jurisdictions, and established statutes for regulating internal affairs, are a distinctive feature of develop…

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Wieland, Christian, “Government”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 26 August 2019 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_029711>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180915



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