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States and Empires

States and Empires   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of Mesoamerican Cultures

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2006
Subject:
History, Regional and National History
Length:
1,448 words

Mesoamerica stands out among areas with states and empires because it had an economy based on stone implements rather than ...

State

State   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to Politics of the World (2 ed.)

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
4,092 words

There is a great deal of agreement among social scientists about how the state should be defined. A composite definition ...

States, Hierarchy of

States, Hierarchy of   Reference library

The Oxford Dictionary of Byzantium

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
335 words

The late antique concept of universality survived its factual destruction and became a prime constituent of Byz. imperial ideology and ...

State, The

State, The   Reference library

The Oxford Companion to American Military History

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2004

The American concepts of state and state power have since colonial times been shaped by national security interests and by ...

State

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The Oxford Encyclopedia of Ancient Egypt

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005

Ancient Egypt was the world's first nation-state, and the ideology of the state—its strengths, weaknesses, functions, and structures—lies at the ...

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Dictionary of the Social Sciences

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2002
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
835 words

Following Max Weber's influential definition, a set of institutions that possesses a monopoly on rule-making and the legitimate use ...

State

State   Reference library

Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
471 words

The criteria of statehood for purposes of international law are commonly held to be possession of ‘(a) a permanent population; ...

Statehood

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Encyclopaedic Dictionary of International Law (3 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law, International Law
Length:
7 words

The state of being a State. ...

States, Governments, and Peace Research

States, Governments, and Peace Research   Reference library

The Oxford International Encyclopedia of Peace

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Social sciences
Length:
2,953 words

Of the peace research institutes that exist in many countries, some are funded by private or corporate donations or by ...

State

State   Reference library

The Oxford Encyclopedia of African Thought

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
History, Regional and National History, Philosophy
Length:
1,337 words

The state has occupied a central position in the analysis of Africa’s development trajectory since the late colonial period. The ...

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A Dictionary of the Bible (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2010
Subject:
Religion
Length:
308 words

A political *community organized under one government. As the biblical historians looked back, they understood Israel to have been ...

State, the

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The Oxford Companion to Philosophy (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
Philosophy
Length:
597 words

The political organization of a body of people for the maintenance of order within its territory by coercion, or, more ...

state, concept of

state, concept of   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
272 words

‘State’ is a notion that has never found a firm footing in British political discourse and is effectively absent from ...

states in international law

states in international law   Reference library

The New Oxford Companion to Law

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2009
Subject:
Law
Length:
1,429 words

states constitute the basis of the international legal system and the primary subjects of public international law. states consist ...

States

States   Reference library

Jonathan Haas and Joseph A. Tainter

The Oxford Companion To Archaeology (2 ed.)

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Archaeology
Length:
3,026 words

Theories of the Origins of States Theories of the Collapse of States ...

State

State   Reference library

John A. Hall

The Oxford Companion to Comparative Politics

Reference type:
Subject Reference
Current Version:
2012
Subject:
Social sciences, Politics
Length:
2,153 words

There is a great deal of agreement among social scientists about how the state should be defined. A composite definition ...

State

State   Reference library

Encyclopedia of the Middle Ages

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Subject Reference
Current Version:
2005
Subject:
History, Early history (500 CE to 1500)
Length:
541 words

The State, present in the ancient res publica and the modern State, long seemed foreign to the Middle Ages, ...

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