From Hierarchy to Anarchy. Territory and Politics before by Jeremy Larkins

By Jeremy Larkins

Jeremy Larkins - From Hierarchy to Anarchy. Territory and Politics prior to Westphalia. Palgrave Macmillan, 2009. 284 pages (Palgrave Macmillan historical past of overseas suggestion) 978-0230616714

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This ebook offers an erudite and engaging account of the increase of territoriality in diplomacy. The actual extension of area is a taken-for-granted assumption of contemporary political and foreign concept; but it has a background that should be registered and well-known. Larkins takes the reader on a journey that strikes from the psychological horizons of Medieval ecu proposal via to the Renaissance. the top product is a theoretical and ancient account of a momentous transformation that eventually provides upward push to the territorial state.

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The architects of the new sovereign state presented it in its modernity. It was bounded, abstract, institutional, demythologized, and secular. 38 At the same time "a number of princes sitting in a field uttering the words, cuius regia, eius religio" invented international relations as a state of nature. 39 Many of these princes represented the emerging absolutist states, the archetypal political projects of Cosmopolis. For Zygmunt Bauman the absolutist state, with its projection of an image of order and security, offered a palliative to the pervasive sense ofinsecurity and fear that swept though early modern culture as the theocratic hierarchies of the medieval world were swept away by the new spirit of rationalism.

These are the conceptual abstractions, the frames of knowledge (savoir) that configure spatial practices. Representations of space are the abstract, visual, and imaginary spaces of social engineers, urban planners, architects, and cartographers who materially inscribe the dominant social order's relations of production. They are the conduits through which knowledge of space leads to the production of space in practice. Representations of space intervene and modify spatial textures and have a substantial role in the production of space.

The Cosmopolitan search for order manifested itself in spatial projects that sought to substitute the chaotic and disorderly space of the medieval town for the linear purity and perfect order embodied by Versailles. 40 This new order was designed, created and legitimized by a modern "space-managing state" that set about "landscaping the wasteland ... '>4 1 The Cosmopolitan opposition between the absolutist state and the state of nature replicates the inside/outside dichotomy characteristic of modern political discourse.

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