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The Sinews of Power

War, Money and the English State, 1688-1783

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The Sinews of Power by John Brewer
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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. 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. 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.

Author Biography

John Brewer is Director of the Center for Seventeenth and Eighteenth Century Studies and Director of the William Andrews Clark Memorial Library at the University of California at Los Angeles.
Release date NZ
November 8th, 1990
Author
Country of Publication
United States
Illustrations
17 tables, 1 map
Imprint
Harvard University Press
Pages
312
Dimensions
155x235x23
ISBN-13
9780674809307
Product ID
2968448

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