The Clash of Civilizations: War-making and State Formation in Europe

Burke, Victor Lee

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Synopsis: From a tiny group of Germanic bands to the mightiest governmentalsystem the world had ever known - what caused the momentous rise ofthe European states? Drawing on Toynbee's theory of civilizations,Victor Lee Burke develops an account of the origins andtransformation of governments in Europe between the eighth andseventeenth centuries. Borrowing also from Charles Tilly's andAnthony Giddens's works, he shows the importance of wars in therise of the European state system.
Burke provides a panoramic sociological history of the rise ofEuropean states. He relates the origins and development of Europeangovernments to the social conflict among the European, Viking,Islamic, Byzantine, Ottoman, and Mongol civilizations. He assessesthe impact of the Crusades on the rise of the monarchy and theorigins of democratic regimes. In contrast to European-centredinterpretations of history, the author argues that the conflictamong other civilizations forged the rise and growth of WesternEuropean governments.
The book will appeal to advanced undergraduate students andacademics across all social sciences and particularly in politicaland economic sociology, social and political theory, Europeanstudies and Western civilization.

Review: "Building on a tradition of analysis that goes back to Toynbee,Burke distinguishes above the macro level of social organization asupermacro level of interstate conflict, and above that a universallevel of struggle among civilizations, clashing not onlyeconomically and militarily but in their cultural identities. Hecoordinates this analysis with the state-centered tendency incontemporary scholarship, which sees war-making capabilities asshaping the structure of modern states. Burke sets himself thequestion: how did 8th century tribal societies on the far westernedge of more powerfully organized states on the Eurasian landmass,expand by the 17th century to the threshold of world domination?His most interesting hypothesis is that the failure of the eastwardCrusades, and the westward expansion of Mongol and Ottomancivilizations, set off a legitimation crisis for the Papacy. TheProtestant Reformation could not be put down because the Ottomanthreat tied the hands of Catholic traditionalists, setting free thedynamics of bourgeois capitalism. And since expansion to the eastwas blocked, Europe was forced to turn westward, into an overseasempire that created the modern world system." Professor RandallCollins, University of California Riverside


"With unquenchable enthusiasm, commendable brevity, and admirableclarity, Victor Burke has fashioned a theoretically informedsynthesis of European political history from the Roman Empireonward." Charles Tilly, Columbia University

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