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Monopolist Entrepreneurs at the State’s Service

Rafael Torres Sánchez.

in Military Entrepreneurs and the Spanish Contractor State in the Eighteenth Century

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Economic History. 7479 words.

In Spain in the eighteenth century the state managed to ensure the victualling supply by granting entrepreneurs benefits such as commercial privileges and monopoly rights. This policy has...

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Monopoly versus the Market

Rafael Torres Sánchez.

in Military Entrepreneurs and the Spanish Contractor State in the Eighteenth Century

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Economic History. 10490 words.

The previous chapter addressed the state’s reaction capacity as specific supply problems occurred, such as a battle calling for mass movements of men and supplies. This chapter examines the...

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National and State Capitalism

Rafael Torres Sánchez.

in Military Entrepreneurs and the Spanish Contractor State in the Eighteenth Century

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Economic History. 15166 words.

State–entrepreneur relationships in Spain in the eighteenth century were not set in stone but evolved over successive historical junctures. This chapter tries to explain why national...

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National Market versus International Market

Rafael Torres Sánchez.

in Military Entrepreneurs and the Spanish Contractor State in the Eighteenth Century

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Economic History. 10719 words.

Historians have traditionally argued that the main driving force behind the military supply policy was the Spanish state’s mercantilist ideals. The objective of this chapter is to examine...

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The Paradigm of State Intervention

Rafael Torres Sánchez.

in Military Entrepreneurs and the Spanish Contractor State in the Eighteenth Century

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Economic History. 13444 words.

The criterion for analysing army supplies was victualling; for the Spanish navy, the preferred focus is shipbuilding. This chapter looks at eighteenth-century shipbuilding policy. At...

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Playing the Lottery for Marriage and Profit

Amy M. Froide.

in Silent Partners

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Economic History. 14391 words.

This chapter examines female adventurers in the private and State lotteries of the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries. Lotteries were popular with women from the start and many prize...

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Public and Private Business

Rafael Torres Sánchez.

in Military Entrepreneurs and the Spanish Contractor State in the Eighteenth Century

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Economic History. 10319 words.

This chapter focuses on army victualling as the most important of all military supply operations in Spain during the eighteenth century, not only in terms of the cost but also regarding the...

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Silent Partners

Amy M. Froide.

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Book. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Economic History. 240 pages.

Silent Partners restores women to their part in the story of England’s Financial Revolution. Women were active participants in London’s first stock market beginning in the 1690s and on...

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The Spanish Naval Contractor State and Entrepreneurs

Rafael Torres Sánchez.

in Military Entrepreneurs and the Spanish Contractor State in the Eighteenth Century

July 2016; p ublished online August 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Economic History. 10420 words.

This chapter shows that entrepreneurs played a much bigger role in naval supplies than has traditionally been thought. They took in all types of supplies such as wood, cannons, and coal,...

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Unmarried Women Investing for “Retirement”

Amy M. Froide.

in Silent Partners

October 2016; p ublished online November 2016 .

Chapter. Subjects: Early Modern History (1500 to 1700); Economic History. 15842 words.

This chapter examines how unmarried women utilized the new investment options offered by the Financial Revolution to fund their retirement years and to maintain themselves in old age....

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