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The Resource Constructing a fiscal-military state in eighteenth-century Spain, Rafael Torres Sánchez ; translated by Dave Langlois

Constructing a fiscal-military state in eighteenth-century Spain, Rafael Torres Sánchez ; translated by Dave Langlois

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Constructing a fiscal-military state in eighteenth-century Spain
Title
Constructing a fiscal-military state in eighteenth-century Spain
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Rafael Torres Sánchez ; translated by Dave Langlois
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  • eng
  • spa
  • eng
Summary
Historically, Spain has often been represented as a financial failure, a state limited by its absolutist monarchy and doomed to fiscal and financial failure without hope of lasting growth. The collapse of the Spanish state at the beginning of the nineteenth century would seem to bear out this view of the limitations of Spain's absolutist state, and this historical school of thought presents the eighteenth century as the last episode in a long history of decline that is directly linked to the failure of the sixteenth-century Spanish imperial absolutist monarchy. This study provides a different perspective, suggesting that in fact during the eighteenth century, Spain's fiscal-military state was reconstructed and grew. It shows how the development of the Spanish fiscal-military state was based on different growth factors to those of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries; and that with this change, most of the state's structure and its relationship with élites and taxpayers altered irrevocably. In the ceaseless search for solutions, the Spanish state applied a wide range of financial and fiscal policies to expand its empire. The research in this book is inspired by current historical discussions, and provides a new perspective on the historical debate that often compares English 'success' with continental 'failure'.--
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Torres Sánchez, Rafael
Dewey number
336.4609033
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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1932-
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  • Langlois, Dave
  • O'Brien, Patrick
Series statement
Palgrave studies in the history of finance
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  • Finance, Public
  • War finance
  • Spain
  • Spain
  • Spain
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Constructing a fiscal-military state in eighteenth-century Spain, Rafael Torres Sánchez ; translated by Dave Langlois
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-246) and index
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volume
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nc
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rdacarrier.
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text
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txt
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rdacontent.
Contents
Foreword; Patrick Karl O'Brien 1. Introduction 2. The Habsburg Fiscal and Financial Inheritance 3. Deficit Phobia. From International Public Credit to Domestic Credit 4. Easing the Tax Burden 5. French Inspiration 6. Expansion of State Finance 7. Authority and Control of the King's Money 8. Bourbon Management of the Inherited Public Debt 9. The Spanish System 10. Revenue Control 11. Expenditure Control 12. Arbitrariness and Debt Phobia 13. In the Wake of the English 14. Liberalisation and Mercantilism 15. Domestic Credit. The Creation of National Debt 16. International Public Credit 17. The Efficacy of Spain's Fiscal Military State Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17717073
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 253 pages
Isbn
9781137478658
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unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
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n
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illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894935415
Label
Constructing a fiscal-military state in eighteenth-century Spain, Rafael Torres Sánchez ; translated by Dave Langlois
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 231-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Foreword; Patrick Karl O'Brien 1. Introduction 2. The Habsburg Fiscal and Financial Inheritance 3. Deficit Phobia. From International Public Credit to Domestic Credit 4. Easing the Tax Burden 5. French Inspiration 6. Expansion of State Finance 7. Authority and Control of the King's Money 8. Bourbon Management of the Inherited Public Debt 9. The Spanish System 10. Revenue Control 11. Expenditure Control 12. Arbitrariness and Debt Phobia 13. In the Wake of the English 14. Liberalisation and Mercantilism 15. Domestic Credit. The Creation of National Debt 16. International Public Credit 17. The Efficacy of Spain's Fiscal Military State Conclusion
Control code
FIEb17717073
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
xviii, 253 pages
Isbn
9781137478658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894935415

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