State Formation in Early Modern England, c.1550-1700 / Edition 1

State Formation in Early Modern England, c.1550-1700 / Edition 1

by Michael J. Braddick, M. J. Braddick
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521789559

ISBN-13: 9780521789554

Pub. Date: 08/28/2010

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The seventeenth century has always been seen as important for the development of the modern English state. Over the past twenty years, however, this view has been criticized heavily and no general account of the development of the state in this period has yet emerged. On the basis of a wide-ranging synthesis of specialist work in diverse fields of English, British and…  See more details below

Overview

The seventeenth century has always been seen as important for the development of the modern English state. Over the past twenty years, however, this view has been criticized heavily and no general account of the development of the state in this period has yet emerged. On the basis of a wide-ranging synthesis of specialist work in diverse fields of English, British and colonial history, this book makes a novel argument about the modernization of the seventeenth?century English state, and of the role of class and gender interests in its development.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521789554
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
08/28/2010
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
460
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.02(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction; Part I. State Formation in Early Modern England: Introduction; 1. The embodiment of the state; 2. The uses of political power in early modern England; Conclusion; Part II. The Patriarchal State: Introduction; 3. Social order: poverty, dearth and disease; 4. The courts and social order; Conclusion; Part III. The Fiscal-Military State: Introduction; 5. The state and military mobilisation; 6. The financing of the state; Conclusion; Part IV: The Confessional State: Introduction; 7. The claims of the confessional state: local realities; Conclusion; Part V: The Dynastic State: Introduction; 8. Elite formation and state formation in England, Wales and Scotland; 9. London's provinces: state formation in the English-speaking Atlantic world; Conclusion.

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