9780415190114

France & Econ Dev Europe V4

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    9780415190114

  • ISBN10:

    0415190118

  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2000-04-28
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Table of Contents

Preface vii
List of Tables
xv
List of Maps, Plate, and Charts
xvi
Abbreviations xvii
INTRODUCTION
The European Economy at the Beginning of the Nineteenth Century
5(16)
PART ONE DETERMINANTS OF ECONOMIC PROGRESS
The Institutional Framework
21(20)
Blueprints and Visions
21(2)
Razing the Site
23(5)
New Foundations
28(3)
Some Structural Members
31(5)
A Wavering Arch
36(5)
The Diffusion of Technology
41(23)
Science, Technology, and Industry
42(3)
The Work of the Schools
45(9)
Engineers Abroad
54(7)
The Decline of French Influence
61(3)
Capital Accumulation and Capital Export
64(25)
Economic Growth in France
65(6)
Capital Export: the Statistical Record
71(11)
The Character and Distribution of Investments
82(7)
The Spirit of Enterprise
89(16)
PART TWO SINEWS OF GROWTH: CREDIT AND TRANSPORT
The Mobilization of Credit, 1815-1852
105(40)
French Banking under the Restoration
107(5)
Early French Experiments
112(7)
A Belgian Innovation
119(6)
More French Experiments
125(9)
The Societe Generale de Credit Mobilier
134(11)
The Mobilization of Credit, 1853-1881
145(59)
The Mobilier Abroad
148(9)
The Apogee
157(14)
Reprise
171(19)
The Fall of the Credit Mobilier
190(5)
The Evolution of an Idea
195(9)
Continental Railways: A Battle of Titans
204(44)
The Pioneer Period of Continental Railways
204(9)
The First Campaign
213(8)
Counterattack
221(7)
Satellite Lines
228(13)
Denouement
241(7)
Railways in Spain and Russia
248(36)
A Peninsular Campaign
248(15)
A Time of Reckoning
263(7)
Renewed Activity in Spain
270(5)
A Russian Fiasco
275(7)
The Reutern System
282(2)
Rounding Out the Networks
284(45)
Italy
284(18)
Switzerland
302(6)
The Low Countries
308(5)
Portugal
313(5)
Austria and Hungary
318(2)
Paris to Bagdad
320(9)
PART THREE CASE HISTORIES OF DEVELOPMENT AND DISAPPOINTMENT
Industrialization in Belgium
329(40)
From Revolution to Revolution
329(7)
Trials of a New Nation
336(2)
Triumphs of a New Nation
338(5)
Channels of Diffusion
343(2)
The Growth of Industry
345(8)
The Rise of the ``Old Mountain''
353(11)
The Belgian Economy after 1850
364(5)
French Enterprise in German Industry
369(35)
French Capital in German Coal
371(4)
Nonferrous Metals
375(12)
An Episode from the Iron Industry
387(10)
The Glass Industry
397(3)
A Tentative Generalization
400(4)
Capital Down the Drain: the Government Loan Business
404(21)
Financing Revolution and Reaction
405(4)
Loans to Latins
409(5)
Impoverished Empires
414(7)
Franco-Russian Financial Relations before the Alliance
421(4)
French Finance and Italian Unity
425(33)
Decades of Dissipation
426(9)
The Cavourian Decade
435(13)
Decades of Disillusion
448(10)
Venture and Achievement in the Near East
458(27)
Turkey
459(5)
Egypt
464(8)
Suez
472(13)
PART FOUR EPILOGUE AND CONCLUSION
New Horizons and the Search for Security, 1882-1914
485(17)
Northern Horizons
488(6)
Investment Serves Alliance
494(2)
Charges for the Powder Keg of Europe
496(6)
Conclusion
502(11)
Appendix A. Estimates of National Wealth and Income in France, 1789-1914 513(5)
Appendix B. Elements of the French International Accounts, 1815-1914 518(15)
Appendix C. Estimates of French Foreign Investments 533(2)
A Note on Sources 535(8)
List of Works Cited 543(18)
Index 561

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