A History of States and Economic Policies in Early Modern Europe

A History of States and Economic Policies in Early Modern Europe
Author: Silvia A. Conca Messina
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9780429651526
Available:
Release: 2019-04-24
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why was early modern Europe the starting point of the economic expansion which led to the Industrial Revolution? What was the state’s role in this momentous transformation? A History of States and Economic Policies in Early Modern Europe takes a comparative approach to answer these questions, demonstrating that wars, public finance and state intervention in the economy were the key elements underlying European economic dynamics of the era. Structured in two parts, the book begins by examining the central issues of the state–economy relationship, including military revolution, the fiscal state and public finance, mercantilism, the formation of commercial empires and the economic war between Britain and France in the 1700s. The second part presents a detailed comparison between the different economic policies of the most important European states, looking at their unique demographic, economic, military and institutional contexts. Taken as a whole, this work provides a valuable analysis of early modern economic history and a picture of Europe’s global position on the eve of the Industrial Revolution. This book will be useful to students and researchers of economic history, early modern history and European history.

Fiscal Policy in Early Modern Europe

Fiscal Policy in Early Modern Europe
Author: Rodrigo da Costa Dominguez
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781351256469
Available:
Release: 2019-09-02
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book will examine the gradual assembly and consolidation of Portuguese fiscal policy in the second half of the fifteenth century, providing a comparative analysis of the Portuguese State’s finances and fiscal dynamics with other Western European monarchies. This book examines relevant aspects of the Portuguese Royal finances, particularly the different instruments employed to provide income and the rubrics involving all types of expenditure between the reigns of Afonso V and Manuel I at the dawn of Modern Ages. The analysis of Portugal’s case will also serve as a main conducting wire to a broader fiscal examination of other Latin-rooted Mediterranean and North Atlantic kingdoms. This book will be of interest to students and researchers of economic history, fiscal history, economic theory and history of economic thought, as well as students of Medieval History, the history of the Western Europe and the Iberian Peninsula.

Freedom and Capitalism in Early Modern Europe

Freedom and Capitalism in Early Modern Europe
Author: Philipp Robinson Rössner
Pages: 175
ISBN: 9783030533090
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Release: 2020-10-12
Editor: Springer Nature
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book hinges upon ideas and discourses variously known under labels such as “Mercantilism” and “Cameralism”. Often viewed as antithesis of capitalism, inclusive institutions and good economy in the “West”, this book re-assembles them and builds them into a coherent origin story of modern capitalism. It explores the field of intellectual and conceptual history, especially the history of Renaissance and Mercantilism in a longer history of capitalism. Rather than hindrances, the author argues that Mercantilist and Cameralist political economies presented essential stepping stones of modern capitalism, in Britain and beyond. This book will be of interest to academics and students in general economic history, the history of capitalism, economic development and the history of economic thought.

A History of States and Economic Policies in Early Modern Europe

A History of States and Economic Policies in Early Modern Europe
Author: Silvia A. Conca Messina
Pages: 238
ISBN: 9780429648885
Available:
Release: 2019-04-24
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Why was early modern Europe the starting point of the economic expansion which led to the Industrial Revolution? What was the state’s role in this momentous transformation? A History of States and Economic Policies in Early Modern Europe takes a comparative approach to answer these questions, demonstrating that wars, public finance and state intervention in the economy were the key elements underlying European economic dynamics of the era. Structured in two parts, the book begins by examining the central issues of the state–economy relationship, including military revolution, the fiscal state and public finance, mercantilism, the formation of commercial empires and the economic war between Britain and France in the 1700s. The second part presents a detailed comparison between the different economic policies of the most important European states, looking at their unique demographic, economic, military and institutional contexts. Taken as a whole, this work provides a valuable analysis of early modern economic history and a picture of Europe’s global position on the eve of the Industrial Revolution. This book will be useful to students and researchers of economic history, early modern history and European history.

Urban Politics in Early Modern Europe

Urban Politics in Early Modern Europe
Author: Christopher R. Friedrichs
Pages: 112
ISBN: 9781134822256
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Release: 2002-01-04
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Urban Politics in Early Modern Europe is an important survey of the complex relationships between urban politics and regional and national politics in Europe from 1500 to 1789. In an era when the national state was far less developed than today, crucial decisions about economic, religious and social policy were often settled at the municipal level. Cities were frequently the scenes of sudden tensions or bitter conflicts between ordinary citizens and the urban elite, and the threat of civic unrest often underlay the political dynamics of early modern cities. With vivid descriptions of events in cities in central Europe, England, France, Italy and Spain, this book outlines the forms of political interaction in the early modern city. Urban Politics in Early Modern Europe takes a fascinating comparative approach to the nature of conflict and conflict resolution in early modern communities throughout Europe.

Public Goods Provision in the Early Modern Economy

Public Goods Provision in the Early Modern Economy
Author: Masayuki Tanimoto,R. Bin Wong
Pages: 348
ISBN: 9780520972797
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Release: 2019-01-15
Editor: Univ of California Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

A free ebook version of this title is available through Luminos, University of California Press’s Open Access publishing program. Visit www.luminosoa.org to learn more. Scholarly discussions on economic development in history, specifically those linked to industrialization or modern economic growth, have paid great attention to the formation and development of the market economy as a set of institutions able to augment people’s welfare. The role of specific nonmarket practices for promoting the economic development and welfare has been a distinct concern, typically involving discussion of the state’s economic policies. How have societies tackled those issues that the market did not? To what extent did those solutions reflect the structure of an economy? Public Goods Provision in the Early Modern Economy explores these questions by investigating efforts made for the provision of "public goods" in early modern economies from the perspective of Japanese socioeconomic history during Tokugawa era (1603–1868), and by comparing those cases with others from Europe and China’s economic history. The contributors focus on three areas of inquiry—early modern era welfare policies for the poor, infrastructure, and forest management—to provide both a unique perspective on Japanese public finance at local levels and a vantage point outside of Europe to encourage a more global view of early modern political economies that shaped subsequent modern transformations.

The History of Bankruptcy

The History of Bankruptcy
Author: Thomas Max Safley
Pages: 250
ISBN: 9780415687300
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Release: 2013
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume takes up bankruptcy in early modern Europe, when its frequency made it not only an economic problem but a personal tragedy and a social evil. Using legal, business and personal records, the essays in this volume examine the impact of failure on business organizations and practices, capital formation and circulation, economic institutions and ethics, and human networks and relations in the so-called "transition" to modern society, from the early-sixteenth to the early-nineteenth century. One group of essays concentrates on the German-speaking world and shows a common concern for the microeconomics of bankruptcy, that is, for such issues as the structure of the firm, the nature of its capital, and the practices of its partners, especially their assessment of risk. Another group of essays shifts the focus from Central to Western and Northern Europe and away from the microeconomics of the early modern firm to an institutional consideration of bankruptcy. The final group of essays turns to Southern Europe, especially the Mediterranean basin, to assess bankruptcy not as an unfortunate result of crisis, but as an intentional response to crisis. All of the contributions are the result of original research; many of the scholars publish in English for the first time. All of the chapters are founded on close archival research, offering insights not only into business organization and practice but also into social and cultural aspects of economic life from the late sixteenth to the early nineteenth century.

War and the State in Early Modern Europe

War and the State in Early Modern Europe
Author: Jan Glete
Pages: 288
ISBN: 9781134736867
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Release: 2002-09-11
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries saw many ambitious European rulers develop permanent armies and navies. War and the State in Early Modern Europe examines this military change as a central part of the political, social and economic transformation of early modern Europe. This important study exposes the economic structures necessary for supporting permanent military organisations across Europe. Large armed forces could not develop successfully without various interest groups who needed protection and were willing to pay for it. Arguing that early fiscal-military states were in fact protection-selling enterprises, the author focuses on: * Spain, the Dutch Republic and Sweden * the role of local elites * the political and organisational aspects of this new military development

Fiscal Policy in Early Modern Europe

Fiscal Policy in Early Modern Europe
Author: Rodrigo da Costa Dominguez
Pages: 184
ISBN: 9781351256476
Available:
Release: 2019-09-02
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This book will examine the gradual assembly and consolidation of Portuguese fiscal policy in the second half of the fifteenth century, providing a comparative analysis of the Portuguese State’s finances and fiscal dynamics with other Western European monarchies. This book examines relevant aspects of the Portuguese Royal finances, particularly the different instruments employed to provide income and the rubrics involving all types of expenditure between the reigns of Afonso V and Manuel I at the dawn of Modern Ages. The analysis of Portugal’s case will also serve as a main conducting wire to a broader fiscal examination of other Latin-rooted Mediterranean and North Atlantic kingdoms. This book will be of interest to students and researchers of economic history, fiscal history, economic theory and history of economic thought, as well as students of Medieval History, the history of the Western Europe and the Iberian Peninsula.

Economy and Society in Early Modern Europe

Economy and Society in Early Modern Europe
Author: Peter Burke
Pages: 169
ISBN: UCSC:32106000858917
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Release: 1972
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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Early Modern Capitalism

Early Modern Capitalism
Author: MAARTEN PRAK
Pages: 256
ISBN: 9781134604418
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Release: 2005-06-28
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This volume takes stock of recent research on economic growth, as well as the development of capital and labour markets, during the centuries that preceded the Industrial Revolution. The book underlines the diversity in the economic experiences of early modern Europeans and suggests how this variety might be the foundation of a new conception of economic and social change.

Ideology and Foreign Policy in Early Modern Europe 1650 1750

Ideology and Foreign Policy in Early Modern Europe  1650   1750
Author: Gijs Rommelse,Dr David Onnekink
Pages: 334
ISBN: 9781409482475
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Release: 2013-07-28
Editor: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The years 1650 to 1750 – sandwiched between an age of 'wars of religion' and an age of 'revolutionary wars' – have often been characterized as a 'de-ideologized' period. However, the essays in this collection contend that this is a mistaken assumption. For whilst international relations during this time may lack the obvious polarization between Catholic and Protestant visible in the proceeding hundred years, or the highly charged contest between monarchies and republics of the late eighteenth century, it is forcibly argued that ideology had a fundamental part to play in this crucial transformative stage of European history. Many early modernists have paid little attention to international relations theory, often taking a 'Realist' approach that emphasizes the anarchism, materialism and power-political nature of international relations. In contrast, this volume provides alternative perspectives, viewing international relations as socially constructed and influenced by ideas, ideology and identities. Building on such theoretical developments, allows international relations after 1648 to be fundamentally reconsidered, by putting political and economic ideology firmly back into the picture. By engaging with, and building upon, recent theoretical developments, this collection treads new terrain. Not only does it integrate cultural history with high politics and foreign policy, it also engages directly with themes discussed by political scientists and international relations theorists. As such it offers a fresh, and genuinely interdisciplinary approach to this complex and fundamental period in Europe's development.

The Cambridge Economic History of Europe

The Cambridge Economic History of Europe
Author: John H. Clapham
Pages: 329
ISBN: OCLC:979930492
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Release: 2008
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

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The Political Economy of Empire in the Early Modern World

The Political Economy of Empire in the Early Modern World
Author: S. Reinert,P. Røge
Pages: 241
ISBN: 1349311596
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Release: 2013-01-01
Editor: Palgrave Macmillan
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This collection of essays draws on fresh readings of classic texts as well as rigorous research in the archives of Europe's greatest imperial power. Its contributors paint a powerful picture of the nature and implementation of political economy in the long eighteenth century, from the East to the West Indies.

Cameralism in Practice

Cameralism in Practice
Author: Marten Seppel,Keith Tribe
Pages: 315
ISBN: 1783272287
Available:
Release: 2017
Editor: People, Markets, Goods: Economies and Societies in History
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The first book that acknowledges cameralism as a European rather than just a German historical phenomenon.

State and Society in Early Modern Austria

State and Society in Early Modern Austria
Author: Charles W. Ingrao
Pages: 339
ISBN: UOM:39015032562616
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Release: 1994
Editor: Unknown
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

The history of the Habsburg Monarchy and Austria in the early modern period continues to capture the interest of many scholars. This collection of essays by twenty leading authorities from the United States, Austria, Germany, Great Britain, and the Netherlands focuses on the interplay between the Habsburg government and a multiplicity of social aspects. As a whole, State and Society in Early Modern Austria reexamines and sometimes debunks old views about the Habsburg Monarchy and provides insight into the state of current historical thinking on the early modern state. Moreover, this broad focus will help the reader understand the complex cultural heritage of the turbulent nationalities of East Central Europe. Specific essays examine the ruling elite's attempts to establish cultural hegemony through its control over religious minorities, government patronage, and both literary and visual media. Other essays examine the interplay between economic and social policy; the tension between free enterprise and the Habsburg regime's attempts to meet the immediate needs of the masses of indigent; and the monarchy's interaction with German states and the Balkans. The volume is divided into five sections: Religion and the Counter-Reformation, Government and Culture during the Baroque, Government and Economy, Government and the People during the Aufklarung, and Foreign Policy.

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History 1350 1750

The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History  1350 1750
Author: Hamish Scott
Pages: 736
ISBN: 9780191015342
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Release: 2015-07-23
Editor: Oxford University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

This Handbook re-examines the concept of early modern history in a European and global context. The term 'early modern' has been familiar, especially in Anglophone scholarship, for four decades and is securely established in teaching, research, and scholarly publishing. More recently, however, the unity implied in the notion has fragmented, while the usefulness and even the validity of the term, and the historical periodisation which it incorporates, have been questioned. The Oxford Handbook of Early Modern European History, 1350-1750 provides an account of the development of the subject during the past half-century, but primarily offers an integrated and comprehensive survey of present knowledge, together with some suggestions as to how the field is developing. It aims both to interrogate the notion of 'early modernity' itself and to survey early modern Europe as an established field of study. The overriding aim will be to establish that 'early modern' is not simply a chronological label but possesses a substantive integrity. Volume I examines 'Peoples and Place', assessing structural factors such as climate, printing and the revolution in information, social and economic developments, and religion, including chapters on Orthodoxy, Judaism and Islam.

Luxury Fashion and the Early Modern Idea of Credit

Luxury  Fashion and the Early Modern Idea of Credit
Author: Klas Nyberg,Håkan Jakobsson
Pages: 230
ISBN: 9781000282023
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Release: 2020-11-29
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Luxury, Fashion and the Early Modern Idea of Credit addresses how social and cultural ideas about credit and trust, in the context of fashion and trade, were affected by the growth and development of the bankruptcy institution. Luxury, fashion and social standing are intimately connected to consumption on credit. Drawing on data from the fashion trade, this fascinating edited volume shows how the concepts of credit, trust and bankruptcy changed towards the end of the early modern period (1500−1800) and in the beginning of the modern period. Focusing on Sweden, with comparative material from France and other European countries, this volume draws together emerging and established scholars from across the fields of economic history and fashion. This book is an essential read for scholars in economic history, financial history, social history and European history.

Early Modern Overseas Trade and Entrepreneurship

Early Modern Overseas Trade and Entrepreneurship
Author: Kaarle Wirta
Pages: 204
ISBN: 9781000079067
Available:
Release: 2020-05-19
Editor: Routledge
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Drawing on an impressive range of archival material, this monograph delves into the careers of two businessmen who worked for Nordic chartered monopoly trading companies to illuminate individual entrepreneurship in the context of seventeenth-century long-distance trade. The study spans the Caribbean to the Indian Ocean, examining global entanglements through personal interactions and daily trading activities between Europeans, Asian merchants and African brokers. It makes an important contribution to our understanding of the role of individuals and their networks within the great European trading companies of the early modern period. This unique book will be of interest to advanced students and researchers of economic history, business history, early modern global history and entrepreneurship.

The Struggle for Power in Early Modern Europe

The Struggle for Power in Early Modern Europe
Author: Daniel H. Nexon
Pages: 354
ISBN: 0691137935
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Release: 2009-04-20
Editor: Princeton University Press
Language: en

Explanation of the Book:

Looks at the pivotal events of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries - including the Schmalkaldic War, the Dutch Revolt, and the Thirty Years' War. This book argues that early modern 'composite' political communities had more in common with empires than with modern states.