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State formation beyond Europe
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1. Overview

1.1. Separate lines of development

The formation of states that took place in Central and Western Europe [3] and was summarized as an ideal-typical prototype by Max Weber (State; Authority) [1] was completed in its major variants by the end of the 19th century at the latest, but it became the model for the construction of many subsequent states. But there were formations of states and sovereignties outside Europe parallel to e…

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Bley, Helmut, König, Hans-Joachim, Conermann, Stephan, Mittag, Achim and Cwik, Christian, “State formation beyond Europe”, 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 22 September 2023 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_027907>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20180208

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