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Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance

The War Within

Private Interests and the Fiscal State in Early-Modern Europe

Editors: Felix, Joel, Dubet, Anne (Eds.)

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  • Builds upon the expertise of a group of fiscal historians who are leaders in their fields
  • Provides unique and original research, especially with its comparative European dimension 
  • Historicizes the problems resulting from the international financial crisis of 2007-08 to early-modern Europe
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About this book

The international financial crisis of 2007-08 and the ensuing scandals continue to raise important debates about the role of institutions in maintaining trust and fighting corruption, as well as in sustaining economic growth and political stability in a globalized world. This book proposes to historicize these problems by looking at the ways in which early-modern Europe responded to similar challenges brought about by the rising costs of international warfare in a period marked by the development of commercial capitalism and the rise of fiscal states.

Building upon the expertise of a group of fiscal historians who are leaders in their respective fields, ten chapters successively examine how Spain, Britain, France, the Southern Low Countries, the Netherlands, Sweden and Prussia dealt with domestic conflicts arising from the business of war, especially issues of financial profit, fraud and corruption. Through a series of case studies, this volume explores how the various European polities engaged with the transformative effects of warfare on the relationship between private and public interests, paving the way for institutional reforms and transformed ethics. 



About the authors

Joël Félix is Professor of European History at the University of Reading, UK.  His specialism is in early-modern fiscal and political history, particularly in France. His main publications include Finance et politique au siècle des Lumières (CHEFF 1999) and Louis XVI et Marie–Antoinette (Payot 2006). With J. Swann, he is the editor of Crisis of the Absolute Monarchy (British Academy/OUP 2013), and he has recently edited Before Fiscal Transparency (Histoire & Mesure 2015).

Anne Dubet is Professor of Early-Modern Spanish History at the University Clermont-Auvergne, France, specializing in the history of finances and politics in early modern Spain. Her most recent book is La Hacienda Real de la Nueva Planta (1713-1726), entre fraude y buen gobierno (Fondo de Cultura Económica, Madrid, 2015) and she co-authored, with S. Solbes Ferri, El rey, el ministro y el tesorero. El gobierno de la Real Hacienda en el siglo XVIII español (Madrid, Marcial Pons Historia, 2019). 


Table of contents (11 chapters)

Table of contents (11 chapters)
  • Introduction: Corruption and the Rise of the Fiscal State

    Pages 1-16

    Dubet, Anne (et al.)

  • Credit and Discredit of Financiers in Wartime: Defrauding and Serving the Crown in Seventeenth-Century Spain

    Pages 17-44

    Malaprade, Sébastien

  • “I Carry a Serpent in My Bosom, Which Devours Me”: Finance, Morality and the Public Service in the Nine Years War, 1688–1697

    Pages 45-69

    Graham, Aaron

  • The Spanish Monarchy and Financier Fraud During the Early Eighteenth Century: A Morality of Favours and Negotiation

    Pages 71-97

    Dubet, Anne

  • Forgery of the French Coinage: The Question of the Counterfeit Money in the Southern Low Countries, 1710–1730

    Pages 99-124

    Legay, Marie-Laure

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The War Within
Book Subtitle
Private Interests and the Fiscal State in Early-Modern Europe
Editors
  • Joel Felix
  • Anne Dubet
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-98050-8
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-98050-8
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-98049-2
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-07443-2
Series ISSN
2662-5164
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
IX, 302
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