Cover: The Sinews of Power in PAPERBACK

The Sinews of Power

War, Money and the English State, 1688–1783

Add to Cart

Product Details

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

Recent News

From Our Blog

Jacket: What Stars Are Made Of: The Life of Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin, by Donovan Moore, from Harvard University Press

The Most Famous Astronomer You’ve Never Heard Of

Despite her pioneering contributions to science, Cecilia Payne-Gaposchkin has not always been recognized as one of the most influential scientists of the twentieth century. In What Stars Are Made Of, Donovan Moore sets out to change this, with the first full biography of this trailblazing scientist. To celebrate the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, we are pleased to highlight five

‘manifold glories of classical Greek and Latin’

The digital Loeb Classical Library (loebclassics.com) extends the founding mission of James Loeb with an interconnected, fully searchable, perpetually growing virtual library of all that is important in Greek and Latin literature.