Work of the Fellows: Edited Volumes

An Imperial State at War: Britain from 1689 to 1815

Edited by Lawrence Stone (NHC Fellow, 1990–91; 1991–92)

New York: Routledge, 1994

From the publisher’s description:

The study of eighteenth century history has been transformed by the writings of John Brewer, and most recently, with The Sinews of Power, he challenged the central concepts of British history. Brewer argues that the power of the British state increased dramatically when it was forced to pay the costs of war in defence of her growing empire. In An Imperial State at War, edited by Lawrence Stone (himself no stranger to controversy), the leading historians of the eighteenth century put the Brewer thesis under the spotlight. Like the Sinews of Power itself, this is a major advance in the study of Britain's first empire.

History / Military History / Imperialism / Economic History / Empires / British Empire / British History /

Stone, Lawrence (NHC Fellow, 1990–91; 1991–92), ed. An Imperial State at War: Britain from 1689 to 1815. New York: Routledge, 1994.