JOHN BREWER THE SINEWS OF POWER PDF

Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book.

Author:Bragor Gardaran
Country:Myanmar
Language:English (Spanish)
Genre:Travel
Published (Last):5 June 2014
Pages:59
PDF File Size:1.64 Mb
ePub File Size:10.14 Mb
ISBN:892-1-21232-840-3
Downloads:48057
Price:Free* [*Free Regsitration Required]
Uploader:Duhn



Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Want to Read saving…. Want to Read Currently Reading Read. Other editions. Enlarge cover. Error rating book. Refresh and try again. Open Preview See a Problem? Details if other :. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Return to Book Page. Preview — Sinews of Power by John Brewer. 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 no 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.

Get A Copy. Paperback , pages. More Details Original Title. Other Editions Friend Reviews. To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. To ask other readers questions about Sinews of Power , please sign up. Lists with This Book. Community Reviews. Showing Average rating 3. Rating details. More filters. Sort order. Aug 25, Simon Wood rated it it was amazing. It was definitely worth the wait. Brewer is alive to the context within which this happened, a British State that was in increasingly in the hands of the propertied classes, primarily via the House of Commons, during a period when Britain was frequently at war with France.

Against these two facts the development of a "peculiary British version of the fiscal-military state, complete with large armies and navies, industrious administrators, high taxes and huge debts" are laid out in detail.

Other developments that receive Brewers attention include the formation of a distinct Financial interest The City that recieved a large helping hand from the "high taxes and huge debts" that became necessary for the British state during its repeated wars with France.

The changes in both taxation policy and how the debt evolved are discussed in detail, as are the changes in the source of taxation. In the earliest part of the period it is direct, in particular a land tax, that form the greater proportion of tax receipts.

As time passes the emphasis changes to indirect taxation on popularly consumed items that are often, or regarded as, essential. There is also an interesting chapter on Government information and Lobbyists with many examples, going back to the 's, of Lobbying that are immediately recognisable to the twenty-first century reader.

This is a fine book, that provides a fascinating and detailed insight into the development of Britain during the eighteenth century with close attention paid to the military and fiscal dimensions. For anyone interested in British history, in particular how Britain found itself as the leading world power in the 19th century, this book is essential. Readers unfamiliar with the period will probably find the following books more welcoming: "English Society in the Eighteenth Century" by Roy Porter, or J.

Plumbs "England in the Eighteenth Century" which though dated in many of the particulars still rewards the reader with a fluent general account of the era. Jan 09, Jonathan rated it really liked it Shelves: academic-reading-and-research , 18th-century-britain. In fact, Brewer argues, the British "fiscal-military state" became all the more powerful for existing within a parliamentary and constitutional system.

Because of this setting, the state had greater popular legitimacy and support. But of course, some people resented the growth of the state. Cue the provincials? We are talking about a revolt against taxes, imperial administration, and trade controls, after all. Although the book focuses on 18th-century Britain, it provides a lovely window into the making of modern governments in general. It should be especially useful to those interested in the growth of the national government in the United States.

And it helps dispel the myth that small, responsible government has ever gone together with modern warfare. Sep 29, Anthony Zupancic rated it liked it. Really quite good history. 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.

Breaks the book into 5 parts: 1. State prior to 2. The bits he tracked emerged early and remained late. Most interesting aspect is the leitmotif that runs through the book: society reacted in a contradictory way to the evolution of the fiscal-military state; on the one hand it tried desperately to limit the growth of the state and the monarch's power in an attempt to preserve liberty, on the other it embraced the growth as a National force of good and necessity as England emerged in the 18th century and aspects and individuals of society thus tried to colonize the developments to gain control of the gov't resources.

This is nuanced and interesting but perhaps not necessarily a cover to cover read. It can drag on and points are belabored as historians are want to do. Jan 07, Mike rated it it was amazing Shelves: favorites. This is probably the book on my bookshelf most cited by other books on my bookshelf. Well, except the Bible, obv.

And excepting the law books, which are an incestuous mess of self-citation. But other than that. Jan 30, Boone Ayala is currently reading it Shelves: early-modern-britain-orals.

The thrust of the book focuses on why the bureaucracy expanded following Brewer argues that British involvement in a series of costly wars with the French were the proximate cause, but that there were two root causes. Initially, the wars with the French were necessary and consented to by Parliament because Louis XIV supported James II; to ensure the Protestant succession and to stave off gallican absolutism, English parliaments needed to support wars.

Continued support for war after was born out of both inertia the state was now stronger and could handle more; bureaucracy had been built up and financial interest - pursuit of a blue-water policy to protect and expand British commerce caused routine conflicts with other European powers that required constant investment in the military.

These two reasons for going to war led the British state to expand, as a more sophisticated bureaucracy was required to extract wealth and men from the empire and funnel it into military growth.

Thus, in its simplest formulation: revolution made the state, and to secure the revolution and commerce the state made war. Aug 28, Tom Buitelaar rated it really liked it. Feb 18, Nic Barilar rated it liked it. Strong argument. But, if the British Empire depended upon its financial system, its tax system, etc. Jan 10, Michael Taylor rated it liked it Shelves: english-history.

Why did Great Britain become the financial superpower of her time? This book sought to answer that question by examining the development and growth of the modern beaucratic state. His heroes are the paper pushers of the age. In the end, Britain became great because of the statistics and reports generated by beaucrats which allowed policymakers to make informed decisions on hard data.

Not a book for everyone, but if you are interested in British and American colonial history, then it is worth you Why did Great Britain become the financial superpower of her time? Not a book for everyone, but if you are interested in British and American colonial history, then it is worth your time. Sep 10, Kent rated it really liked it Shelves: empire-colonialism. May 22, ! Nov 10, Lisa rated it really liked it.

Read this for a research paper about monetary and fiscal policy in Enlightenment Europe, was very helpful. Camilla rated it it was amazing Apr 27, Plamen Ivanov rated it it was amazing Jan 30, Tony Selhorst rated it liked it Dec 29, Audrey rated it really liked it Mar 28, Marissa rated it really liked it Sep 10, FunkyPlaid rated it it was amazing Jun 02, Neil Humphrey rated it liked it Jul 14, Jen rated it really liked it Mar 10, Paul Tubb rated it it was amazing Sep 16, Bill rated it really liked it Apr 22,

FURMAN M-10LX E PDF

The Sinews of Power: War, Money and the English State, 1688-1783 / Edition 1

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. This is an unusual history book which narrates the strengthening of the English state through internal changes in state organs rather than through the external actions of the state. So instead of John Brewer.

INSTAURATIO MAGNA PDF

Sinews of Power: War, Money and the English State, 1688-1783

Daniel A. Baugh, John Brewer. New York: Alfred A. Most users should sign in with their email address. If you originally registered with a username please use that to sign in. To purchase short term access, please sign in to your Oxford Academic account above. Don't already have an Oxford Academic account?

UCC3804 PDF

The Sinews of Power

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. Enter your mobile number or email address below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required. To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.

ATM OCCLUSIONE E POSTURA PDF

.

Related Articles