The Nerves of State (New Frontiers in History Series): Taxation and the Financing of the English State, 1558-1714

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Braddick (history, U. of Scheffield) examines the politics of taxation in England from 1558 to 1714, addressing such topics as spending and borrowing; the customs; demesne revenues, perogative income, and concealed taxes; parliamentary taxes; the politics of taxation, including both its economic effects and its legality and legitimacy; tax collection and the taxpayer; and politics and the growth of the tax state. Includes ample tables, figures, a bibliographical essay, and a selection of some 40 relevant historical documents. Distributed by St. Martin's Press. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Table of Contents

List of figures and tables
Acknowledgements
1 Taxation and national finances in England, 1558-1714 1
2 Spending and borrowing, 1558-1714 21
3 The customs 49
4 Demesne revenues, prerogative income and concealed taxes 68
5 Parliamentary taxes 91
6 The politics of taxation: the economic effects of taxation 110
7 The politics of taxation: legality, legitimacy and liberty 131
8 Tax collection and the taxpayer 155
9 Taxing the people: the limits of the possible in England, 1558-1714 180
Selected documents 202
Bibliographical essay 234
Index 239
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