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The sinews of power : war, money, and the English state, 1688-1783

Author: John Brewer
Publisher: New York : Knopf, 1989, ©1988.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English : 1st American edView all editions and formats
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"Brewer's ... analysis makes clear that the drastic increase in Britain's military involvement (and success) in Europe, the growth of English armies and navies to unprecedented size, the expansion of her commercial and imperial interests--none of this would have happened without a concurrent radical increase in taxation, along with a surge in deficit financing and the growth of a substantial public  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Military history
Additional Physical Format: Online version:
Brewer, John, 1947-
Sinews of power.
New York : Knopf, 1989, ©1988
(OCoLC)609404579
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John Brewer
ISBN: 0394577760 9780394577760 0091728762 9780091728762 0091728665 9780091728663
OCLC Number: 18779759
Notes: Originally published: London : Century Hutchinson, 1988.
Description: xxii, 289 pages ; 25 cm
Contents: Before the revolution : the English state in the Medieval and Early Modern eras --
Patterns of military effort ; Civil administration : the central offices of government ; Money, money, money : the growth in debts and taxes --
The paradoxes of state power --
The parameters of war ; War and taxes --
The politics of information : public knowledge and private interest.
Responsibility: John Brewer.

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"Brewer's ... analysis makes clear that the drastic increase in Britain's military involvement (and success) in Europe, the growth of English armies and navies to unprecedented size, the expansion of her commercial and imperial interests--none of this would have happened without a concurrent radical increase in taxation, along with a surge in deficit financing and the growth of a substantial public administration"--Jacket, p. [2].

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