Table of contents for Birth of the leviathan : building states and regimes in medieval and early modern Europe / Thomas Ertman.

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1. Introduction
2. The origins of patrimonial absolutism in Latin Europe
3. The triumph of patrimonial absolutism and the failure of reform in Latin Europe, c. 1500-1789
4. Bureaucratic constitutionalism in Britain
5. Bureaucratic absolutism in Germany
6. Patrimonial constitutionalism in Hungary and Poland and its premature demise in Scandinavia
7. Conclusion.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication: Europe Politics and government, Constitutional history Europe, Local government Europe History, Comparative government