War and Society

Readings Schedule

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January 5: The Rise of the Fiscal-Military State in Europe

January 7: International Context and the State, 1600-1871

January 9 & 12: Warfare on Land – The Evolution of Army Style

January 14 & 16: Warfare at Sea – The Growth of Navies

January 19: NO CLASS (Martin Luther King, Jr. Day)

January 21: How States Paid for War

January 23: Taxation – The Struggle over Assessments

January 26 & 28: Revenue Collection – From Tax Farming to State Bureaucracy

January 30 & February 2 & 4 & 6: Political Institutions – The Fundamental Problems of Resource Extraction

February 9: War on Credit – Borrowing and Debt Servicing

February 11: Effects of War – Fiscal and Administrative Efficiency

February 13: MIDTERM EXAMINATION

February 16: NO CLASS (President's Day)

February 18 & 20 & 23 & 25: The Dutch Republic, 1581-1806

February 27 & March 2 & 4 & 6: France, 843-1815

March 9 & 11: Great Britain, 1620-1815

March 13: Review & Comparisons with the United States, 1775 – 2001

March 18: FINAL EXAMINATION (8:00a-11:00a)