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Published: 02 January 2013

224 Pages | 1 b/w halftone; 36 b/w line art

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

ISBN: 9780199944279

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Prometheus Shackled

Goldsmith Banks and England's Financial Revolution after 1700

Peter Temin and Hans-Joachim Voth

  • Examines the mythical origins of modern-day banking - the transition from goldsmiths to deposit-taking bankers
  • Offers a new solution to an important puzzle--why was growth slow during the Industrial Revolution?
  • Provides an overview of the interactions between public borrowing and private-sector financial development after 1700