Fiscal Regimes and the Political Economy of Premodern States by Andrew Monson, Walter Scheidel

By Andrew Monson, Walter Scheidel

Encouraged via the recent economic historical past, this publication represents the 1st worldwide survey of taxation within the premodern global. What emerges is a wealthy number of associations, together with experiments with refined tools comparable to sovereign debt and fiduciary funds, difficult the idea of a customary premodern level of financial improvement. The stories additionally show styles and correlations throughout extensively dispersed societies that make clear the fundamental components riding the intensification, abatement, and innovation of economic regimes. Twenty students have contributed views from a variety of fields in addition to heritage, together with anthropology, economics, political technology and sociology. The volume's assurance extends past Europe, the Mediterranean, and the close to East to East Asia and the Americas, thereby transcending the Eurocentric procedure of so much scholarship on economic background.

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Greek cities took out loans, as the texts analyzed by Migeotte (1984) illustrate, but nonrefundable emergency contributions were more common: Migeotte (1992); see also Mackil, Chapter 15. Montesquieu (1989: 220–5 [part II, chs. 12–18]). See, for example, Levi (1981), Bates, Greif, and Singh (2002), and North, Wallis, and Weingast (2009). Levi (1988). 36 Greif (2006). Studying fiscal regimes 13 Europe. Those states that failed to achieve the fiscal and economic growth potential of this arrangement did so because their rulers were not in a position to credibly commit to the lawful recognition of their subjects’ property.

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