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By Julian Hoppit

ISBN-10: 1107015251

ISBN-13: 9781107015258

ISBN-10: 1316649903

ISBN-13: 9781316649909

the fantastic Revolution of 1688–9 remodeled the position of parliament in Britain and its empire. huge numbers of statutes resulted, with such a lot relating monetary task. Julian Hoppit right here presents the 1st finished account of those acts, revealing how executive affected financial lifestyles during this serious interval sooner than the economic Revolution, and the way financial pursuits throughout Britain used legislative authority for his or her personal gain. via a sequence of case stories, he indicates how rules, pursuits, and knowledge stimulated statutory motion in perform. latest frameworks similar to 'mercantilism' and the 'fiscal-military nation' fail to seize the complete richness and structural boundaries of the way political energy motivated Britain's precocious monetary improvement within the interval. in its place, finely grained statutory motion used to be the norm, guided extra through current wishes than any grand plan, with regulatory objectives restricted via administrative boundaries, and a few components of england reaping rewards even more than others.

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