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The Rise of Absolutism & Constitutionalism

The Rise of Absolutism & Constitutionalism

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  1. The Rise of Absolutism & Constitutionalism

  2. Time Period? ca 1589 – 1725 Essentially, remember: THE 17TH CENTURY

  3. The Big Question: In whose hands does SOVEREIGNTY lie?

  4. 2 different answers:

  5. Why the 17th c.? Context?

  6. Common Obstacles • lack of communication/road infrastructure • lack of census info • small bureaucracies • cultural/linguistic differences • competition for power (ex. nobles)

  7. Common Achievements • greater taxation • growth in armies • larger, more efficient bureaucracies • increased ability to compel subjects’ obedience