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Author Elden, Stuart, 1971-

Title The birth of territory / Stuart Elden.

Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2013]

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Description 1 online resource (xi, 493 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Acknowledgments; Introduction; Part I; 1. The Polis and the Khora; 2. From Urbis to Imperium; Part II; 3. The Fracturing of the West; 4. The Reassertion of Empire; 5. The Pope's Two Swords; 6. Challenges to the Papacy; Part III; 7. The Rediscovery of Roman Law; 8. Renaissance and Reconnaissance; 9. The Extension of the State; Coda: Territory as a Political Technology; Notes; Index.
Summary Territory is one of the central political concepts of the modern world and, indeed, functions as the primary way the world is divided and controlled politically. Yet territory has not received the critical attention afforded to other crucial concepts such as sovereignty, rights, and justice. While territory continues to matter politically, and territorial disputes and arrangements are studied in detail, the concept of territory itself is often neglected today. Where did the idea of exclusive ownership of a portion of the earth's surface come from, and what kinds of complexities are hidden.
Local Note eBooks on EBSCOhost EBSCO eBook Subscription Academic Collection - North America
Subject Political geography.
Geography, Ancient.
Geography, Medieval.
Chronological Term Före 1500
Genre/Form Electronic books.
Other Form: Print version: Elden, Stuart. Birth of territory. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, [2013] 9780226041285 (OCoLC)828057690
ISBN 9780226041285 (electronic bk.)
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9780226202570 (pbk. ; alk. paper)
0226202577 (pbk. ; alk. paper)