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The Sinews of Power

War, Money and the English State 1688-1783

By John Brewer

© 1989 – Routledge

311 pages

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About the Book

First published in 1989. Routledge is an imprint of Taylor & Francis, an informa company.

Reviews

`The book is a distinguished work - of importance not just to eighteenth-century specialists but also to students of governmental development generally. Though authoritative and historically sophisticated, it is written in a fluent and non technical manner that should reach a wide audience. It even has a first-rate index.' - American Historical Review

` … a radical, but wholly convincing, reinterpretation of the Georgian state … Brewer's elegant analysis shows how parliament itself, then as today, readily serves as a most effective engine for the centralisation of power.' - New Statesman and Society

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