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Finance and Financiers in European History 1880-1960 - Youssef Cassis

Finance and Financiers in European History 1880-1960

By: Youssef Cassis (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st January 1992
ISBN: 9780521400244
Number Of Pages: 464

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In this major 'state of the art' survey, a highly distinguished team of contributors addresses the complex and crucial role of finance in European history during the period 1880-1960. Throughout the volume a comparative, global perspective is used in the analysis of a problem that may in fact be perceived at four levels. Firstly, the economic: what was the weight of the financial sector in a given economy? Secondly, the social: what was the specific position of the financial elites in society? Thirdly, the political: what was the impact of financial interests in politics? And finally the international: how was Europe's position as the 'world's banker' established, then gradually eroded?. Six European countries (the UK, France, Germany, Belgium, Sweden and Switzerland) are singled out for particular attention, and the rise of extra-European centres of financial power (notably USA and Japan) is considered in an extended concluding section. Both subjects and authors are truly international, and Finance and Financiers in European History makes a substantial contribution to an area of economic activity that is returning forcefully to the historical agenda.

"This volume, to its credit, raises as many interesting questions as it answers." Journal of Economic History

Introduction: the weight of finance in European societies
Banking and industrialisation
Financial Sector and Economy
The domestic commercial banks and the City of London, 1870-1939
Banks and state in France from the 1880s to the 1930s: the impossible advance of the banks
An overview on the role of the large German banks up to 1914
Banks and economic development: comments
Financial Elites and Society
Financial elites and British society, 1880-1950
Bankers in French society 1860s-1960s
The banker in German society, 1890 to 1930
Financial Tlites and society: comments
Financial Interests and Politics
The influence of the City over British economic policy, c.1880-1960
The political influence of bankers and financiers in France in the years 1850-1960
Banks and banking in Germany after the First World War: strategies of defence
Banks and bankers in the German interwar depression
Finance and politics: comments
Finance and Financiers in Smaller European Countries
Finance and financiers in Switzerland, 1880-1960
Finance and financiers in Belgium, 1880-1940
The political economy of banking: retail banking and corporate finance in Sweden, 1850-1939
The Rise of Extra-European Financial Centres
Money and power: the shift from Great Britain to the United States
The Yokohama Specie Bank during the period of the restored Gold Standard in Japan (January 1930-December 1931)
International financial centres in Asia, the Middle East and Australia: a historical perspective
Extra-financial centres: comments
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ISBN: 9780521400244
ISBN-10: 0521400244
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 464
Published: 31st January 1992
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 3.0
Weight (kg): 0.85