War, Capital, and the Dutch State (1588-1795)

War, Capital, and the Dutch State (1588-1795)

by Pepijn Brandon


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781608466917
Publisher: Haymarket Books
Publication date: 02/14/2017
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 447
Sales rank: 1,014,864
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Pepijn Brandon, Ph.D. (2013), University of Amsterdam, is a prize-winning historian of the Dutch Republic. He holds positions at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the International Institute of Social History.

Table of Contents

List of Charts and Tables
Translations of Frequently Used Dutch Terms
Note on Currency
Dutch War-Making and State-Making: Three Solutions to a Riddle
Typologies of the Early Modern State Form
The Dutch Cycle of Accumulation
The Federal-Brokerage State and its ‘Historic Bloc’
Content and Structure of the Book .

Chapter 1 The Making of the Federal-Brokerage State
1.1 The Dutch Revolt and the Establishment of the State
1.2 Types of Brokerage 1: Merchant Warriors
1.3 Types of Brokerage 2: Merchants as Administrators
1.4 Types of Brokerage 3: Financial Intermediaries in Troop Payments
1.5 Political and Ideological Foundations of the Federal-Brokerage State

Chapter 2 Merchant Companies, Naval Power, and Trade Protection
2.1 The Naval Revolution and the Challenge to Dutch Trade
2.2 A Unified State Company for Colonial Trade?
2.3 The VOC and the Navy from Symbiosis to Division of Labour
2.4 The WIC between Private Trade and State Protection
2.5 European Commercial Directorates as Protection Lobbies
2.6 Protection Costs and Merchant Interests

Chapter 3 Production, Supply, and Labour Relations at the Naval Shipyards
3.1 Capitalist Rationality, Accounting, and the Naval Revolution
3.2 Personal Networks and Market Practices
3.3 Different Products, Different Systems of Supply
3.4 Naval Shipyards as Centres of Production
3.5 Shipyards and their Workforce
3.6 Admiralty Boards and the Labour Market
3.7 Combination, Coordination, and Control
3.8 Of Time, Theft, and Chips
3.9 Neptune’s Trident and Athena’s Gifts

Chapter 4 Troop Payments, Military Soliciting, and the World of Finance
4.1 From Disorder to Regulation
4.2 A Golden Age of Military Soliciting
4.3 Two Careers in Military Finance
4.4 The Daily Affairs of a Financial Middleman
4.5 Networks of Credit and Influence
4.6 Military Soliciting in the Age of Financialisation

Chapter 5 The Structural Crisis of the Federal-Brokerage State
5.1 The Rise and Limits of Reform Agendas
5.2 Warring Companies and the Debate over Free Trade
5.3 Admiralty Boards at the Centre of the Storm
5.4 From Citizens’ Militias to the Batavian Legion
5.5 The Afterlife of the Federal-Brokerage State

Annex 1 Holland Members of the Amsterdam Admiralty Board
Annex 2 Zeeland Members of the Zeeland Admiralty Board
Annex 3 Income and Expenditure of the Amsterdam Admiralty: Steps from Figures in ‘Borderel’ to Reconstruction
Sources and Bibliography

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