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Political Studies
POLS 110
Kim Richard Nossal

Monday, January 28, 2013 POLS 110- Week 4, Lecture 1 Today  The nature of sovereignty  Dividing sovereignty Collapse of Feudalism  Changes o Religious changes o Economic changes o Military changes o Cosmological/ intellectual/ ideational changes  Greek and roman ideas about the world  Changes were interrelated interacting with one another to produce, over time, a radical shift in beliefs and practices Origins of the “Modern” State  Changes in political authority o Reformation/ Counter-Reformation o Wars of Religion  The consequences of those in Europe who were fed up with the corruption of the church in Rome meant that very quickly, Europe was embroiled inth deep conflict  “Domestic” wars in the 16 century  Catholics vs. Protestants  “International” wars in the 17 century  Fought over ideational, intellectual and religious beliefs, and they were exceedingly destructive The Idea of Sovereignty  Jean Bodin (1530-1596) and the notion of sovereignty (1576) o Majesty [i.e., sovereignty] is supreme and legally unbound power over citizens and subject pe
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