Were muscovy and castile the first fiscal-military states?

Chester Dunning

Abstract


In this article Chester Dunning examines recent scholarship about John Brewer‘s model of the development of the early modern „fiscal-military“ state and the possibility of applying Brewer‘s model to sixteenth-century Russia and Castile (Spain). He concludes that Muscovy and Castile were probably the first “fiscal-military” states.

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John Brewer‘s model; 16th century; kingdom of Castile; Muscovy.

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