Government Debts and Financial Markets in Europe

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  • Edition: 1st
  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-01-01
  • Publisher: Routledge

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Studying the history of public debt represents a fascinating means to investigate the role of public financesin the making of European states both at a national and regional level. Government Debts and FinancialMarkets brings together essays by leading historians of economic and financial history. It illuminates therelationships between government indebtedness and the development of financial markets in Rurope from thelate Middle Ages to the late twentieth century.

Table of Contents

List of Charts and Tables
Introductionp. 1
The Financial Administration of North Hanseatic Cities in the Late Middle Ages: Development, Organization and Politicsp. 5
Government Debts and Credit Markets in Renaissance Italyp. 17
Government Debts and Financial Markets in Castile between the Fifteenth and Sixteenth Centuriesp. 33
Government Debt and Financial Markets: Exploring Pro-Cycle Effects in Northern Italy during the Sixteenth and the Seventeenth Centuriesp. 45
Government Policies and the Development of Financial Markets: The Case of Madrid in the Seventeenth Centuryp. 67
The Role Played by Short-Term Credit in the Spanish Monarchy's Financesp. 81
From Subordination to Autonomy: Public Debt Policies and the Creation of a Self-Ruled Financial Market in the Kingdom of Naples in the Long Run (1500-1800)p. 97
Public Debt in the Papal States: Financial Market and Government Strategies in the Long Run (Seventeenth-Nineteenth Centuries)p. 105
Towards a New Public Credit Policy in Eighteenth-Century Spain: the Introduction of the Tesoreria Mayor de Guerra (1703-6)p. 121
French Public Finance between 1683 and 1726p. 135
Long-Term War Loans and Market Expectations in England, 1743-50p. 167
Mercantilist Institutions for the Pursuit of Power with Profit: The Management of Britain's National Debt, 1756-1815p. 179
Italian Government Debt Sustainability in the Long Run, 1861-2000p. 209
Times of Wasteful Abundance: The Apogee of the Fiscal State in the Federal Republic of Germany from the 1960s to the 1980sp. 225
Conclusion: Final Remarksp. 231
Bibliographyp. 295
Indexp. 331
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