Recommended Readings

In order to follow properly the contents of the Workshop, we kindly recommend you the following readings:

a) Books

  • ADORNI, B., DE SETA, C., LE GOFF, J., eds.,  La Città E Le Mura, Grandi Opere, Editori Laterza, 1989.
  • BAYLY, C., The birth of the modern world, 1780-1914 : global connections and comparisons, Blackwell Pub, 2004.
  • ELDEM E., GOFFMAN, D., MASTERS, B. A., The Ottoman City between East and West: Aleppo, Izmir, and Istanbul, Cambridge Studies in Islamic Civilization, Cambridge University Press, 1999.
  • ERTMAN, T., Birth of the Leviathan : Building States and Regimes in Medieval and Early Modern Europe, Cambridge University Press, 1997.
  • GRAFE, R., Tyrannie à distance : la construction de l’État polycentrique et les systèmes fiscaux en Espagne (1650-1800),
  • HESPANHA, A. M., As Vésperas do Leviathan: Instituições e Poder Político: Portugal, séc. XVIILivraria Almedina, 1994.
  • IRIGOIN, A.; GRAFE, R.,  Bargaining for Absolutism : A Spanish Path to Nation State and Empire Building, University of Oxford, 2006).
  • SAHLINS, P., The Making of France and Spain in the Pyrenees, University of California Press, 1989.
  • SPRUYT, H., The Sovereign State and Its Competitors : An Analysis of Systems Change, Princeton University Press, 1994.
  • TILLY, C., Coercion, Capital, and European States, AD 990-1992, Blackwell, 1992.
  • YUN CASALILLA, B., O’BRIEN, P., COMÍN COMÍN, F.,  The Rise of Fiscal States: A Global History, 1500-1914, Cambridge University Press, 2012.

b) Book chapters

  • DANIELS, C., KENNEDY, M., eds., ‘Peripheries, centers, and the construction of early modern American empires. An introduction’ in Negotiated empires: centers and peripheries in the Americas, 1500-1820, Routledge, 2002, pp. 1-14.
  • HUI, V. Tin-bor, ‘A dynamic theory of world politics’ in War and State Formation in Ancient China and Early Modern Europe, Cambridge University Press, 2005, pp. 1-53.
  • ‘Introduction‘, in CARDIM, P., HERZOG, T., RUIZ IBÁÑEZ, J. J., SABATINI, G. (Eds), Polycentric Monarchies: How Did Early Modern Spain and Portugal Achieve and Maintain a Global Hegemony?, Sussex Academic Press, 2012, pp. 3-8
  • MARTÍNEZ MILLÁN, J., ‘Introducción: La investigación sobre las élites del poder’, in  Instituciones y elites de poder en la monarquía hispana durante el siglo XVI, Ediciones de la Universidad Autónoma de Madrid, 1992, pp. 11-24.
  • SANZ AYÁN, C., ‘Introducción‘ and ‘Concesión de naturalezas de capitalismo cosmopolita durante el reinado de los Reyes Católicos‘, in Estado, monarquía y finanzas: estudios de historia financiera en el tiempo de los Austrias, Centro de Estudios Constitucionales, 2004, pp. 1-20.
  • WOLFGANG, R., ‘Introduction: Power elites, state servants, ruling classes, and the growth of state power’, in Power elites and state building, Clarendon Press; Oxford University Press, 1996, pp. 1-18.
  • YUN CASALILLA, B., ‘Introducción: Entre el imperio colonial y la monarquía compuesta. Elites y territorios en la Monarquía Hispánica (ss. XVI y XVII)’ in Las redes del imperio: élites sociales en la articulación de la Monarquía Hispánica, 1492-1714, Marcial Pons, 2009, pp. 11-35.

c) Articles

  • ÁLVAREZ-NOGAL, C., CHAMLEY, C., ‘Philip II against the cortes and the credit freeze of 1575-1577‘, in Revista de Historia Económica – Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History, Issue 34, 2016, pp.  351-382..
  • ANNINO, A., ‘Some reflections on Spanish American Constitutional and Political History‘, in Itinerario, Issue 19, 1995, pp. 26-47.
  • BOONE, M., ‘‘Urban Space and Political Conflict in Late Medieval Flanders’, in The Journal of Interdisciplinary History, Issue 4, 2002, pp. 621-640. 
  • ELLIOT, J. H., ‘A Europe of Composite Monarchies‘, in Past & Present, vol. 137, Issue 1, 1992, pp. 48-71.
  • GIL PUJOL, X., ‘Centralismo e Localismo? Sobre as Relações políticas e culturais entre Capital e Territórios nas Monarquias Europeias nos Séculos XVI e XVII‘, in Penélope: revista de história e ciências sociais, Issue 6, 1991, pp. 119-114
  •  WALTON, S. A., ‘State Building through Building for the State: Foreign and Domestic Expertise in Tudor Fortification’, in Osiris 25, Issue 1, 2010, pp. 66-84