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The Sinews of Power

War, Money and the English State, 1688–1783

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PAPERBACK

$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674809307

Publication Date: 10/01/1990

Short

320 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

17 tables, 1 map

World rights except United Kingdom & Commonwealth

  • List of Tables and Figures*
  • Preface
  • Introduction
  • I.
    • 1. Before the Revolution: The English State in the Medieval and Early Modern Eras
  • II.
    • 2. Patterns of Military Effort
    • 3. Civil Administration: The Central Offices of Government
    • 4. Money, Money, Money: The Growth in Debts and Taxes
  • III.
    • 5. The Paradoxes of State Power
  • IV.
    • 6. The Parameters of War
    • 7. War and Taxes
  • V.
    • 8. The Politics of Information: Public Knowledge and Private Interest
  • Conclusion
  • Notes
  • Index
  • * Tables and Figures
    • Tables
      • 2.1. The logistics of war, 1689–1784
      • 2.2. Military spending as a percentage of total government expenditure, 1688–1783
      • 2.3. Military expenditure as a percentage of national income, 1710–80
      • 2.4. Percentage of military men in the commons, 1715–90
      • 3.1. Employees in administrative departments, 1692–1755
      • 3.2. Full-time employees in the fiscal bureaucracy, 1690–1782/3
      • 3.3. Growth in fiscal bureaucracy, 1690–1782/3
      • 3.4. Excise employees as a percentage of revenue administration, 1690–1782/3
      • 4.1. Excise establishment, 1690–1783
      • 4.2. Turnover, mobility and discipline in the Excise, 1710–80
    • Figures
      • 2.1 Total government expenditures, 1691–1785
      • 4.1 Total net tax income, 1690–1791
      • 4.2 Sources of net tax revenues, 1692–1788
      • 4.3 Percentage contribution to government revenue of three principal taxes
      • 4.4 Excise structure, 1770
      • 4.5 Supervisor Cowperthwaite’s excise round
      • 4.6 Growth of the national debt, 1691–1785
      • 4.7 Total debt charges as a percentage of tax revenues
      • 4.8 Unfunded portion of the British debt
      • 4.9 Fraction of the British debt unfunded
      • 8.1 Petitions against the leather tax, 1697–9

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