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Introduction. Corruption and the rise of the fiscal state

Felix, J. ORCID: and Dubet, A. (2018) Introduction. Corruption and the rise of the fiscal state. In: Felix, J. ORCID: and Dubet, A. (eds.) The War Within: Private Interests and the Fiscal State in Early-Modern Europe. Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance. Palgrave Macmillan. ISBN 9783319980492

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To link to this item DOI: 10.1007/978-3-319-98050-8


The introduction sets out the aims of the work in the context of state-building theories and reviews the current state of literature on the definitions and practices of corruption, which it seeks to historicise. It surveys the main conclusions of the various chapters and proposes a typology of the relationship between private interests and public good in early modern Europe, in an age of major change and conflict which saw the rise of the fiscal state.

Item Type:Book or Report Section
Divisions:Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Early Modern Research Centre (EMRC)
ID Code:79001
Uncontrolled Keywords:Fiscal state, State-building, Profit, Corruption, Fiscal Agent, Polities.
Publisher:Palgrave Macmillan


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