War and Society

POLI 143a

Schedule of Readings.

Course

  1. Syllabus
  2. Schedule of Readings
  3. The Topics (lectures posted after delivery):
    1. Introduction
    2. International Context & the State, 1600 – 1871
    3. Warfare on Land: The Evolution of Army Style & Size
    4. Warfare at Sea: The Evolution of Naval Power
    5. Paying for War
    6. Taxes and the Struggle over Assessment
    7. Tax Farming, Venal Offices, and State Bureaucracy
    8. The Fundamental Problems of Resource Extraction
    9. Borrowing and Debt Servicing
    10. Study Aid for the Midterm
    11. The Dutch Republic, 1581–1806
    12. France, 1654–1789
    13. Study Aid for the Final

Maps

 


The House of Burgundy
1477
The House of Habsburg
1555
The Dutch Revolt
1576-98
The Netherlands
1568

French Royal Domain and Fiefs
999
France and the English Invasion
1415-53
France
1477
France in the 18th Century
1715-89

France Generalities
1789
Population Losses in Germany
1648
Brandenburg-Prussia
1525-1648
Prussia
1525-1795

Europe after Thirty Years' War
1648
Europe after Nine Years' War
1700
Colonies in America
1775

 

Figures

 


Holland
Common Means Tax
1575-1648
Holland
Tax and Debt Burden
1575-1794
Holland
Government Interest Rates
1575-1748
Holland
War and Finances
1575-1794

France
War and Finances
1600-1789
France
War and Peacetime Trend
1600-1789
France
Tax Burden as Working
1600-1789

Britain
Government Debt
1618-1740
Britain
Government Interst Rates
1693-1739
Britain
War and Finances
1692-1939
France & Britain
Government Spending
1688-1815

USA
War and Finances
1791-2000
USA
War and Finances per Capita
1791-2000
USA
Military Spending of Total
1791-2000
USA
Federal Revenue Sources
1791-2000

USA
Personal Income Tax & Debt
1913-2000
USA
Top/Bottom Tax Rates
1913-2012
USA
Income Tax & Military Spending
1913-2012

Great Powers
Military Spending
1900-2007
Great Powers
Military Spending
1910-1920
Axis & Allies
Military Spending
1914-1945
USA & USSR
Military Spending
1945-1991