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The Rise of the Fiscal State in Europe c.1200–1815

Richard Bonney


This book builds up a comprehensive analysis of the fiscal history of Europe over six centuries. It forms a fundamental starting-point for an understanding of the distinctiveness of the emerging European states, and highlights the issue of fiscal power as an essential prerequisite for the development of the modern state. The study underlines the importance of technical developments by the state, its capacity to innovate, and, however imperfect the techniques, the greater detail and sophistication of accounting practice towards the end of the period. New taxes had been developed, new wealth had ... More

Keywords: fiscal history, Europe, emerging European states, fiscal power, modern state, technical developments, capacity to innovate, accounting practice, taxes, wealth

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1999 Print ISBN-13: 9780198204022
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198204022.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Richard Bonney, editor
University of Leicester