A Financial History of Western Europe

A Financial History of Western Europe

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Revised and updated throughout, this brilliant survey of European financial history from the earliest times to the present by internationally renowned scholar and author Charles P. Kindleberger offers a comprehensive account of the evolution of money in Western Europe, bimetallism and the emergence of the gold standard, the banking systems of the Continent and the British Isles, and overviews of foreign investment, regional and global financial integration, and private and public finance in Western Europe. The new edition features expanded coverage of the sixteenth and seventeenth centuries and important new material on recent developments in European monetary integration.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 544 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 30mm | 779.99g
  • Oxford University Press Inc
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • illustrations, maps, tables
  • 0195077385
  • 9780195077384

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On the first edition:"an astonishing achievement ... a vast range of topics ... written with clarity, subtlety, and derived from sources in French, English, and German ... a book anyone even pretending to a knowledge of monetary history must have" Journal of Economic History will end up on many undergraduate reading lists, whilst its extensive bibliography will prove a boon to [those] working their way into the field Economic History Review splendid book World Economyshow more

Table of contents

Introduction and Chronologies ; I: MONEY ; Evolution of Money in Western Europe ; Bank Money ; Bimettalism and the Emergence of the Gold Standard ; II: BANKING ; English and Scottish Banking ; French Banking ; German Banking ; Italian and Spanish Banking ; III: FINANCE ; Government Finance ; Private Finance, Individuals and Families ; Private Finance: The Corporation ; Foreign Investment: Dutch, British, French, and German Experience to 1914 ; Transfer Cases ; Foreign Lending: Political and Analytical Aspects ; Financial Crises ; IV: THE INTERWAR PERIOD ; War Finance, Reparations, War Debts ; German Postwar Inflation ; The Restoration of the Pound to the Par ; Stabilization of the Franc ; The 1929 Depression ; The 1930s ; V: AFTER WORLD WAR II ; German Finance in and after World War II ; Lend-Lease, the British Loan, the Marshall Plan ; European Financial Integration ; Europe in the World Financial Systemshow more

About Charles Poor Kindleberger

Charles P. Kindleberger has written many influential books in economics over the past 60 years, the most recent of which are: Economic Laws and Economic History (1990), Historical Economics: Art of Science? (1990), and Mariners and Markets (1992).show more

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