By Rafael Torres Sanchez
Deals a brand new interpretation of the army marketers' position in country building in early-modern Spain, demonstrating how their good fortune or failure may well be certain even if conflict turned a driver of the economic climate and wealth, or an never-ending resource of problems.
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An analysis of the negotiation processes used in some contracts seems to show that the price of supplies was an essentially political construct, not an economic one, as might have been thought a priori. The state was always hard put to establish a precise supply price, a sine qua non for deciding which system would work best economically. When the contador general of the Consejo de Indias, Tomás Ortíz de Landázuri, asked in 1772 for a calculation to be made of the real cost to the state of the production of Mexican gunpowder in the king’s factories, the response he received was surprising: that it was calculated on the basis of 3 reales per pound.
Finally, in the fourth section, we analyse what this book calls ‘the contractor state in action’: that is, how the state reacted to a particular problem. The aim is to weigh up the true nature of the Spanish contractor state and ascertain, first, if it acted consistently with its political shibboleths and, secondly, if it was capable of reacting fleet-footedly to any urgent changes in the demand for military supplies. The first thing we find is that the much-vaunted mercantilist tenets were often reduced to mere lip service as the state had to look well beyond national production capacity to meet the demand for its military supplies.
It argues that understanding the enduring relationship between the Spanish contractor state and military entrepreneurs gives a better appreciation of the true nature of Spain’s fiscal-military state. The book tackles the problem from four complementary viewpoints. First of all the Spanish government’s eighteenth-century military supply policy is analysed. The relationship between the state and entrepreneurs was by no means written in stone; quite the contrary, it depended on a host of ever-changing factors.
Military entrepreneurs and the Spanish contractor state in the eighteenth century by Rafael Torres Sanchez