European Parliament Library

The early modern state, drivers, beneficiaries, and discontents : essays in honour of Prof. Dr. Marjolein 't Hart, edited by Pepijn Brandon, Lex Heerma van Voss and Annemieke Romein

Label
The early modern state, drivers, beneficiaries, and discontents : essays in honour of Prof. Dr. Marjolein 't Hart, edited by Pepijn Brandon, Lex Heerma van Voss and Annemieke Romein
Language
eng
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 290-299) and index
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary Form
non fiction
Main title
The early modern state
Nature of contents
dictionariesbibliography
Responsibility statement
edited by Pepijn Brandon, Lex Heerma van Voss and Annemieke Romein
Series statement
Routledge research in early modern history
Sub title
drivers, beneficiaries, and discontents : essays in honour of Prof. Dr. Marjolein 't Hart
Summary
"In the course of the early modern period, the capacity of European states to raise finances, wage wars, subject their own and far away populations, and exert bureaucratic power over a variety of areas of social life increased dramatically. Nevertheless, these changes were far less absolute and definitive than the literature on the rise of the "modern state" once held. While war pushed the boundaries of the emerging fiscal military states of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, rulers remained highly dependent on negotiations with competing elite groups and the private networks of contractors and financial intermediaries. Attempts to increase control over subjects often resulted in popular resistance, that in their turn set limits to and influenced the direction of the development of state institutions. Written in honour of the leading historian of war and state formation in the early modern Low Countries Marjolein 't Hart, the chapters gathered in this volume examine the main drivers, beneficiaries and discontents of state formation across and beyond Europe in the early modern period"--, Provided by publisher
Table Of Contents
Cover -- Half Title -- Series Page -- Title Page -- Copyright Page -- Contents -- List of figures -- List of tables -- Acknowledgements -- List of contributors -- Introduction: The Early Modern State: Drivers, Beneficiaries, and Discontents -- Section I: War, Economy, Representation -- 1. Powerless Representatives?: Warfare's Contrasting Impact on Early Modern Political Participation -- 2. The State and the Economic Acceleration of the Dutch Republic, 1585-1637 -- Section II: Institutions and Law -- 3. Paper Suits of Armour: Sauvegarde, Brandschat, and Security in the Countryside during Wartime in the Sixteenth-Century Netherlands -- 4. The Formative Role of Early Modern Books of Ordinances: The Low Countries and Their Overseas Lands -- Section III: Finance and Contracts -- 5. The States' Army of Flanders and the English Roads, 1577-c.1610 -- 6. Finance, Money, Corruption, and the English Exchequer Bill Scandals of 1697-1699 -- 7. The Military-Commercial Complex: Contracting the Eighteenth Century British Army -- 8 . The Politics and Geopolitics of the British Debate on Monetary Policy for Warfare against Revolutionary and Napoleonic France, 1793-1821 -- Section IV: Transnational Agents -- 9. Ministers on Demand: French Senior Government Officials as Transnational Agents of Modernity in Napoleon's Brother Kingdoms -- 10. Grasping Opportunities in Times of Crisis?: The Community of Dutch Maritime Traders in the Port of Antwerp During the French Period -- Section V: Labour and Contention -- 11. The State, Taxes, and Popular Protest in the Netherlands in the Napoleonic Period (1806-1813) -- 12. Varieties of Force: State-Organized Production, Industrialization, and Coerced Labour in Nineteenth-Century Naval Shipyards -- Selective Bibliography -- Index
Classification
Content