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Published: 03 June 1993

544 Pages | 15 illus.

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

ISBN: 9780195077384

Bookseller Code (04)

A Financial History of Western Europe

Second Edition

Charles P. Kindleberger

Revised and updated throughout, this brilliant survey of European financial history from the earliest times to the present 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. Complete and accessible, this masterful text is indispensable for students of European financial history.