War and the State in Early Modern Europe: Spain, the Dutch Republic and Sweden as Fiscal-Military States, 1st Edition (Paperback) book cover

War and the State in Early Modern Europe

Spain, the Dutch Republic and Sweden as Fiscal-Military States, 1st Edition

By Jan Glete

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288 pages

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The sixteenth and seventeenth centuries saw many ambitious European rulers develop permanent armies and navies. War and the State in Early Modern Europe examines this military change as a central part of the political, social and economic transformation of early modern Europe.

This important study exposes the economic structures necessary for supporting permanent military organisations across Europe. Large armed forces could not develop successfully without various interest groups who needed protection and were willing to pay for it. Arguing that early fiscal-military states were in fact protection-selling enterprises, the author focuses on:

* Spain, the Dutch Republic and Sweden

* the role of local elites

* the political and organisational aspects of this new military development

Reviews

'A scholarly attempt to integrate the history of early modern state formation with early modern warfare in Europe.' - USI Journal

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Warfare and History

This new series of single-authored books on war, warfare and society marks a major new publishing initiative in military history for undergraduate students. Covering the whole span of history, the series seeks to encourage works on the impact of war and the preparations for war on social, economic and political developments. The books will eschew the 'battles and generals' approach, and seek to place militarism in context.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
HIS000000
HISTORY / General
HIS010000
HISTORY / Europe / General
HIS037030
HISTORY / Modern / General