The Information State in England: The Central Collection of Information on Citizens, 1500-2000
by Edward Higgs
There has been an enormous rise in the central state's collection of information on individuals since the sixteenth century. Historians have mined this rich seam for their own ends, but--until now--analysis of the significance of this information gathering has been mainly left to sociologists. Raising questions with immense contemporary relevance, Edward Higgs examines how...more
Paperback, 296 pages
Published March 4th 2004 by Palgrave Macmillan
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