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Is There Space in Cities for State Building? Early Modern Political Processes in an Urban and Global Scope: Agents, Practices and Discourses

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  • Thu 08 Feb 2018 09.00 - 19.00
  Add to Calendar 2018-02-08 9:00 2018-02-08 19:00 Europe/Paris Is There Space in Cities for State Building? Early Modern Political Processes in an Urban and Global Scope: Agents, Practices and Discourses

The Workshop Is There Space in Cities for State-Building? Early Modern Processes in an Urban and Global Scope: Agents, Practices, and Discourses, will confront different approaches based on cases about how early modern polities were defined in urban contexts in a global and comparative scope. Contributions will analyse how spatial transformations affected cities and polities as well as their reciprocal relationships. The main questions to address are: How did agents shape the political organisation of communities and territories trough processes of spatial transformation? Which practices did intermediate these agential interactions? How did discourses establish the cultural frameworks of these processes? How can historians conceptualise these processes beyond the teleological paradigm of localism to globalism? To this end, the workshop will host discussions about how credit and taxation, as well as engineering and military defence, shaped the way in which elites, officeholders and other agents and institutions, bargained and competed for the control of the space. To locate the space in the core of our discussion, allows us to establish a dialogue between different approaches for the comprehension of political processes in early modern centuries. The debate among different scholars, with diverse backgrounds and research interests, will move the discussion from the concrete cases that will be confronted to a general reflection about the study of state building processes.

Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle DD/MM/YYYY
  Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle

The Workshop Is There Space in Cities for State-Building? Early Modern Processes in an Urban and Global Scope: Agents, Practices, and Discourses, will confront different approaches based on cases about how early modern polities were defined in urban contexts in a global and comparative scope. Contributions will analyse how spatial transformations affected cities and polities as well as their reciprocal relationships. The main questions to address are: How did agents shape the political organisation of communities and territories trough processes of spatial transformation? Which practices did intermediate these agential interactions? How did discourses establish the cultural frameworks of these processes? How can historians conceptualise these processes beyond the teleological paradigm of localism to globalism? To this end, the workshop will host discussions about how credit and taxation, as well as engineering and military defence, shaped the way in which elites, officeholders and other agents and institutions, bargained and competed for the control of the space. To locate the space in the core of our discussion, allows us to establish a dialogue between different approaches for the comprehension of political processes in early modern centuries. The debate among different scholars, with diverse backgrounds and research interests, will move the discussion from the concrete cases that will be confronted to a general reflection about the study of state building processes.


Location:
Sala degli Stemmi - Villa Salviati- Castle

Affiliation:
Department of History and Civilization

Type:
Workshop

Organiser:
Pedro José Herades Ruiz (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Alberto Sanchez Camacho (EUI - Department of History and Civilization)
Researcher Irene Maria Vicente Martin (HEC)

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Alberto Sanchez Camacho (EUI - Department of History and Civilization) - Send a mail

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