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

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Taylor & Francis, Jan 4, 2002 - History - 311 pages
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`The book is a distinguished work - of importance to students of governmental development generally. It is written in a fluent, non-technical manner that should reach a wide audience.' American Historical Review

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User Review  - Lisa - Goodreads

Read this for a research paper about monetary and fiscal policy in Enlightenment Europe, was very helpful. Read full review

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

User Review  - Kent - Goodreads

While a bit of a slow read about taxes/economic policy/finance at times, Brewer is a wonderful writer and argues a strong case for how the British fiscal-military state arose after 1688 and why it worked so well compared to other European nations. Read full review

About the author (2002)

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.

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