Jump to ContentJump to Main Navigation
Military Entrepreneurs and the Spanish Contractor State in the Eighteenth Century - Oxford Scholarship Online
Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content.

Military Entrepreneurs and the Spanish Contractor State in the Eighteenth Century

Rafael Torres Sánchez

Abstract

This book offers a new slant on the relations between warfare and state construction. Historians looking at how war funding impinged on state development, and how state growth made wars more demanding affairs, have tended to downplay the role of military provisioning entrepreneurs. Written off as corrupt and selfish, these entrepreneurs conflicted with the received view of a rationally growing and modernizing state. This book (or the Spanish case during the eighteenth century) shows that the state–entrepreneur relationship was much more fluid and constant than previously thought. The state was ... More

Keywords: state, entrepreneur, military entrepreneur, Spain, eighteenth century

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2016 Print ISBN-13: 9780198784111
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: August 2016 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198784111.001.0001

Authors

Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rafael Torres Sánchez, author
Professor of History, Universidad de Navarra