This powerful interpretation of English history provides a completely new framework for understanding how Britain emerged in the eighteenth century as a major international power. Brand new book, sourced directly from publisher. For all enquiries, please contact Herb Tandree Philosophy Books directly - customer service is our primary goal. Warfare and taxes reshaped the English economy, and at the heart of these dramatic changes lay an issue that is still very much with us today: the tension between a nation's aspirations to be a major power and fear of the domestic consequences of such an ambition-namely, the loss of liberty. The Sinews of Power by John Brewer is available now for quick shipment to any U. Used books may not include working access code or dust jacket. Before placing your order for please contact us for confirmation on the book's binding.
Professional bookseller for twenty years. Dustjacket edgeworn at corners and spine ends with couple tiny tears. Yet as Bayly also recognises, by the 1830s the mood and even the moral acceptability of British imperialism had changed once more. Book will be sent in robust, secure packaging to ensure it reaches you securely. Fiscal inventiveness would have been of small value without the machinery to implement it successfully.
Anyone purchasing salt, starch, leather, beer, malt, cider, soap or candles in 18th-century Britain enhanced the war machine by way of excise taxes, indirect commodity taxes on domestically-produced goods. Answers and approaches to them, by contrast, have shifted markedly over time. At different times in the 18th century, all of these empires began to experience broadly similar challenges. Questions and omissions remain, however. Fortunate, it was believed, because — in the midst of European absolutism — the Glorious Revolution had bestowed upon it, and it alone, sound parliamentary government, religious toleration, and an end to dynastic conflict.
The Parameters of War 7. Warfare and taxes reshaped the English economy, and at the heart of these dramatic changes lay an issue that is still very much with us today: the tension between a nation's aspirations to be a major power and fear of the domestic consequences of such an ambition-namely, the loss of liberty. This work examines the causes of the emergence in England of this fiscal-military state and the features which distinguished it from European powers. Warfare and taxes reshaped the English economy, and at the heart of these dramatic changes lay an issue that is still very much with us today: the tension between a nation's aspirations to be a major power and fear of the domestic consequences of such an ambition--namely, the loss of liberty. Book is in Used-Good condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact However the dust cover may be missing. All orders guaranteed and ship within 24 hours.
This book sought to answer that question by examining the development and growth of the modern beaucratic state. But there has as yet been no revival of a British history emphasising native constitutional achievements. How far did the men at the top understand, control and reflect on what was happening? Other polities succumbed to successful invasions from without or to major convulsions within: but Great Britain after 1688 did neither. On the one hand, the passage of time since the Second World War and the loss of empire have allowed military and imperial history to recover its appeal for a new generation of scholars; on the other, the political mood has changed and is changing still. Book has light wear to corners.
Civil Administration: The Central Offices of Government 4. They treated their Asian or African or Maltese subjects very much as they treated the peasants on their own landed estates. Back in the 1790s Tipu, as Bayly notes, had been the Indian ruler the British most loved to hate, and his destruction at Seringapatam in 1799 had been massively and raucously celebrated. Just complete the checkout process for this book and it will be shipped to you for immediate use. Post-Revolution Britain was not of course a confessional state.
Scottish and Irish magnates were given their pick of remunerative colonial jobs, while excess Celtic manpower went for cannon fodder. Dispatch time is 4-5 working days from our warehouse. Because of this setting, the state had greater popular legitimacy and support. John Brewer's brilliant analysis makes clear that the drastic increase in Britain's military involvement and success in Europe and the expansion of her commercial and imperial interests would not have happened without a concurrent radical increase in taxation, along with a surge in deficit financing and the growth of a substantial public administration. There is also an interesting chapter on Government information and Lobbyists with many examples, going back to the 1690's, of Lobbying that are immediately recognisable to the twenty-first century reader.
The first, which supplied it with unprecedented administrative and military bite, lasted from the 1680s to the end of the War of Spanish Succession; the second occurred almost a century later, stretching from the 1780s to the 1820s. Why did Great Britain become the financial superpower of her time? Looks at the minutia of finance, taxes and administration to understand the growth of British power and the empire; to expose the hidden sinews that animated the British body politic: money, logistics, and administration. Previous owner's inscription to bottom of inside front cover. For much of the Eighties, the British have not seemed a markedly disorderly people; nor have they seemed over-fond of trade unions and the Labour movement, or particularly adept at resisting a strong central government which large numbers of them actively dislike. If you need more convincing about our long track record of providing students with rock bottom prices just check out over twenty thousand customer reviews that have been left on our Ebay store by clicking. The apparatus of the fiscal-military state created an environment that nurtured the growth of a private financial community and thus the tools of a modern economy and the development of deficit financing. It also charts the effect of these developments on society at large: their impact on the economy, on social structure and politics and their role in developing special interest groups and lobbies.