A Financial History of Western Europe / Edition 2

A Financial History of Western Europe / Edition 2

by Charles P. Kindleberger
ISBN-10:
0195077385
ISBN-13:
9780195077384
Pub. Date:
06/03/1993
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
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A Financial History of Western Europe / Edition 2

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.

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ISBN-13: 9780195077384
Publisher: Oxford University Press
Publication date: 06/03/1993
Edition description: REV
Pages: 544
Product dimensions: 6.13(w) x 9.19(h) x 1.38(d)

Table of Contents

1. Introduction
Chronologies
PART I: MONEY
2. The Evolution of Money in Western Europe
3. Bank Money
4. Bimetallism and the Emergence of the Gold Standard
PART II: BANKING
Introduction to Part II
5. English and Scottish Banking
6. French Banking
7. German Banking
8. Italian and Spanish Banking
PART III: FINANCE
Introduction to Part Three
9. Government Finance
10. Private Finance, Individuals and Families
11. Private Finance—The Corporation
12. Foreign Investment—Dutch, British, French and German Experience to 1914
13. Transfer Cases
14. Foreign Lending—Political and Analytical Aspects
15. Financial Crises
PART IV: THE INTERWAR PERIOD
Introduction to Part Four
16. War Finance, Reparations, War Debts
17. German Postwar Inflation
18. The Restoration of the Pound to Par
19. Stabilization of the Franc
20. The 1929 Depression
21. The 1930's
PART V: AFTER WORLD WAR II
Introduction to Part Five
22. German Finance In and After World War II
23. Lend-Lease, the British Loan, the Marshall Plan
24. European Financial Integration
25. Europe in the World Financial System
Glossary
Conversion Tables—Equivalences and Exchange Rates for Specified Coins and Currencies at Specified Dates
Bibliography
Index

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