The Resource Fiscal crises, liberty, and representative government, 1450-1789, edited by Philip T. Hoffman and Kathryn Norberg

Fiscal crises, liberty, and representative government, 1450-1789, edited by Philip T. Hoffman and Kathryn Norberg

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Fiscal crises, liberty, and representative government, 1450-1789
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Fiscal crises, liberty, and representative government, 1450-1789
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edited by Philip T. Hoffman and Kathryn Norberg
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eng
Summary
  • Only recently have historians of early modern Europe begun to link the seemingly arcane details of state finance with the development of political ideas and institutions. These essays contribute to this new fiscal history by focusing on the growth of representative institutions and the mechanics of European state finance from the end of the Middle Ages to the French Revolution
  • This was a period in which European states were engaged in nearly continuous warfare, which in turn produced periodic fiscal crises as the costs of warfare outran the income available to rulers from royal lands and taxation. In order to raise additional revenues to meet their needs, rulers were forced to enter into new fiscal arrangements with their subjects - in return for which their subjects demanded, and often received, a greater share of political power. In some instances, the eventual result was truly representative government. In others, the ruler reasserted his supremacy and absolutism prevailed. But whatever the outcome, the fiscal crises marked turning points along the path of both fiscal and political development
  • The volume begins with two essays on England. David Harris Sacks traces the politics of government finance from the fifteenth century to the eve of the Civil War, and J.R. Jones carries the story forward into the eighteenth century, when representative government was jeopardized by new and powerful financial interests. The third essay, by Augustus J. Veenendaal, Jr., explains why the Netherlands' exceptional ability to raise money by taxes and loans allowed them to wage war without the severe financial difficulties experienced by other European powers. Two essays on Spain by I.A.A. Thompson follow the changing fortunes of the Cortes of Castile, relating its role to the desperate manipulation of Spanish fiscal policy as it came into conflict with the dearly held liberties of Castilian citizens
  • The two final essays deal with the consequences of absolutism in France. Philip T. Hoffman details the fiscal effect of noble privileges and explores the political ramifications of the country's repeated financial crises, and Kathryn Norberg explains why the fiscal crisis of 1789 finally brought down the monarchy. A Conclusion by Hoffman and Norberg presents a comparative analysis of the four countries considered in the volume and draws some general lessons about the relationship between state finance and political development
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DLC
Index
index present
LC call number
HJ1000
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.F55 1994
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1947-
  • 1948-
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  • Hoffman, Philip T.
  • Norberg, Kathryn
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  • Finance, Public
  • Representative government and representation
  • Liberty
  • Gobierno representativo y representación
  • Libertad
  • Finance, Public
  • Liberty
  • Representative government and representation
  • Openbare financiën
  • Politieke ontwikkeling
  • Politieke ideeën
  • Politieke instellingen
  • Crises
  • Régime représentatif
  • Finances publiques
  • Europe
  • Europe
  • Économie politique
  • Fiskalpolitik
  • Repräsentation (Politik)
  • Europe
  • France
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Grande-Bretagne
  • Pays-Bas
  • Pays-Bas
  • Pays-Bas
  • Espagne
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Fiscal crises, liberty, and representative government, 1450-1789, edited by Philip T. Hoffman and Kathryn Norberg
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Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
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volume
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text
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txt
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rdacontent
Contents
The paradox of taxation : fiscal crises, parliament, and liberty in England, 1450-1640 / David Harris Sacks -- Fiscal policies, liberties, and representative government during the reigns of the last Stuarts / J.R. Jones -- Fiscal crises and constitutional freedom in the Netherlands, 1450-1795 / Augustus J. Veenendaal Jr. -- Castile : polity, fiscality, and fiscal crisis ; Castile : absolutism, constitutionalism, and liberty / I.A.A. Thompson -- Early modern France, 1450-1700 / Philip T. Hoffman -- The French fiscal crisis of 1788 and the financial origins of the revolution of 1789 / Kathryn Norberg
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 392 pages
Isbn
9780804722926
Lccn
93029864
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28709914
  • (OCoLC)ocm28709914
Label
Fiscal crises, liberty, and representative government, 1450-1789, edited by Philip T. Hoffman and Kathryn Norberg
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The paradox of taxation : fiscal crises, parliament, and liberty in England, 1450-1640 / David Harris Sacks -- Fiscal policies, liberties, and representative government during the reigns of the last Stuarts / J.R. Jones -- Fiscal crises and constitutional freedom in the Netherlands, 1450-1795 / Augustus J. Veenendaal Jr. -- Castile : polity, fiscality, and fiscal crisis ; Castile : absolutism, constitutionalism, and liberty / I.A.A. Thompson -- Early modern France, 1450-1700 / Philip T. Hoffman -- The French fiscal crisis of 1788 and the financial origins of the revolution of 1789 / Kathryn Norberg
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vi, 392 pages
Isbn
9780804722926
Lccn
93029864
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
  • (OCoLC)28709914
  • (OCoLC)ocm28709914

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