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The Sinews of Power

War, Money and the English State, 1688–1783

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$36.00 • £28.95 • €32.50

ISBN 9780674809307

Publication Date: 10/01/1990


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

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