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Banking and politics in the age of democratic revolution

Title
Banking and politics in the age of democratic revolution / Niccolò Valmori.
ISBN
1802077634
9781802077636
Publication
Liverpool : Liverpool University Press, on behalf of Voltaire Foundation, 2023.
Copyright Notice Date
©2023
Physical Description
xii, 315 pages ; 24 cm.
Summary
"This book uncovers the complex interconnections between politics and finance in the midst of the French Revolution. Charting the trajectories of members of the financial elite between London, Paris and Amsterdam, this study reveals the ever-shifting relationship between market actors and the political world. The French Revolution paved the way for bankers, especially those working in international finance, to occupy a new position within not only the economic framework of the time but also on the political stage. The profession of banker went through a series of transitions in its relationship with the political authorities. These changes affecting the social, economic and political status of bankers led to increasingly active interactions between politics and finance that have become a feature of our modern societies. Using a transnational and interdisciplinary approach, this book highlights how during the Age of Revolution there emerged a dynamic which is still present today: the financial world and the sphere of politics became strongly intermixed while actors from both sides made efforts to overpower their counterparts. In this way, it provides an ideal perspective for bridging the gap that has long separated economic from cultural history in the study of the French Revolution."-- Page 4 of cover.
Other formats
ebook version :
Format
Books
Language
English
Added to Catalog
June 06, 2023
Series
Oxford University studies in the Enlightenment ; 2023:03.
Oxford University studies in the Enlightenment, 2023:03
Bibliography
Includes bibliographical references (pages 285-310) and index.
Contents
The invisible hands: merchants and bankers in Paris and London at the end of the eighteenth century
The politicisation of finance: the English financial world in the midst of the Revolutionary Wars, 1796-1800
A history of unchallenged distrust: French public opinion and bankers, 1798-1799
Between risk and collaboration: financial and political elites during revolution and war 1792-1805
Investing in a new market during the age of Revolution: European bankers and the New World, 1783-1803
Extending networks in war and peace: credit and trust in uncertain times, 1801-1813
Interlocking interests: bankers and politicians in England, 1789-1810
Constraint and autonomy: finance and politics from the Napoleonic Empire to the Congress of Vienna, 1800-1815.
Genre/Form
History.
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