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Studies in Banking and Financial History: Studies in Banking and Financial History


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Studies in Banking and Financial History is published in association with the European Association of Banking and Financial History, and publishes single-authored and edited volumes, of the highest quality, on the history of banking and other financial institutions. The series explores all periods of history, in all areas of the world.

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The Paradise Bank The Mercantile Bank of India, 1893–1984

The Paradise Bank The Mercantile Bank of India, 1893–1984

1st Edition

Forthcoming

Edwin Green, Sara Kinsey
September 30, 2020

The Mercantile Bank of India was one of a small band of British-managed banks which dominated Anglo-Eastern finance for most of the 20th century. Founded in London in 1893, the Mercantile inherited the business, branches, staff and even the distinctive cable address - Paradise, London - of its ...

Enterprise in the Period of Fascism in Europe

Enterprise in the Period of Fascism in Europe

1st Edition

Harold James, Jakob Tanner
May 16, 2017

The essays in this volume consider the involvement of business corporations and of individual businessmen in the politics of the 1930s and 1940s: in the move away from the market and also from democracy, towards state control and authoritarianism, including the massive intervention of the state in ...

A Century of Banking Consolidation in Europe The History and Archives of Mergers and Acquisitions

A Century of Banking Consolidation in Europe The History and Archives of Mergers and Acquisitions

1st Edition

Manfred Pohl, Teresa Tortella
November 11, 2016

From the late nineteenth century to the late twentieth century the European banking sector experienced countless mergers and acquisitions. The outcome of this century of consolidation is strikingly similar across the continent, with the banking sector of each country now dominated by a handful of ...

Crisis and Renewal in Twentieth Century Banking Exploring the History and Archives of Banking at Times of Political and Social Stress

Crisis and Renewal in Twentieth Century Banking Exploring the History and Archives of Banking at Times of Political and Social Stress

1st Edition

Edwin Green, John Lampe
November 11, 2016

Crisis and Renewal in Twentieth Century Banking explores the behaviour of banks at times of war, revolution, civil war, social turmoil, and reconstruction. Analysing the history and archives of banks, it discovers examples of how banking is affected by political and social upheavals; how banks may...

Papal Banking in Renaissance Rome Benvenuto Olivieri and Paul III, 1534–1549

Papal Banking in Renaissance Rome Benvenuto Olivieri and Paul III, 1534–1549

1st Edition

Francesco Guidi Bruscoli
August 26, 2016

Benvenuto Olivieri was a Florentine banker active in Rome during the first half of the sixteenth century. A self made man without any great family patrimony, he rose to prominence during the pontificate of Pope Paul III, becoming involved with a variety of papal enterprises which allowed him to ...

Rebuilding the Financial System in Central and Eastern Europe, 1918–1994

Rebuilding the Financial System in Central and Eastern Europe, 1918–1994

1st Edition

Philip L. Cottrell
November 25, 2016

This collection of essays, written by former bankers, practising central bankers, government advisers and historians, celebrates the seventieth anniversary of the National Bank of Hungary. From a range of view points, the contributions consider the monetary and financial history of the past century...

Regulating Spanish Banking, 1939–1975

Regulating Spanish Banking, 1939–1975

1st Edition

Maria Angeles Pons Brias
October 26, 2016

Banking regulation has been the subject of intense debate in recent years. This book contributes to that debate in its study of the impact of financial regulation on Spanish banking performance, especially profitability, from the end of the Spanish Civil War to the end of the Franco regime. Maria ...

Centres and Peripheries in Banking The Historical Development of Financial Markets

Centres and Peripheries in Banking The Historical Development of Financial Markets

1st Edition

Even Lange, Ulf Olsson, Iain L. Fraser, Philip L. Cottrell
November 28, 2016

This volume presents a broad investigation into the relationship between the centre and the periphery in banking. Focusing on the historical development of financial markets, from their emergence in the early modern period to today's global financial and capital markets, the chapters investigate ...

Crisis Banking in the East The History of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of London, India and China, 1853–93

Crisis Banking in the East The History of the Chartered Mercantile Bank of London, India and China, 1853–93

1st Edition

Stuart Muirhead, Edwin Green
November 11, 2016

The Chartered Mercantile Bank is one of the constituent banks of the huge Hongkong and Shanghai bank. This study charts its first 40 years as one of the pioneering banks of the Far East. The Chartered Mercantile became the leading exchange bank in India and South East Asia whilst always retaining ...

East Meets West - Banking, Commerce and Investment in the Ottoman Empire

East Meets West - Banking, Commerce and Investment in the Ottoman Empire

1st Edition

Monica Pohle Fraser, Philip L. Cottrell
November 15, 2016

Bringing together cultural, economic and social historians from across Europe and beyond, this volume offers a consideration from a number of perspectives of the principal forces that further integrated the Ottoman Empire and Western Europe during the first century of industrialisation. The essays ...

Finance and Modernization A Transnational and Transcontinental Perspective for the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

Finance and Modernization A Transnational and Transcontinental Perspective for the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries

1st Edition

Gerald D. Feldman, Peter Hertner
November 28, 2016

Finance and Modernization centres on a set of historical developments and problems typified by the long history of the Österreichische Creditanstalt and its successor organizations, and opens the way to compare and contrast experiences throughout Central and Western Europe and also on other ...

International Banking in an Age of Transition Globalisation, Automation, Banks and Their Archives

International Banking in an Age of Transition Globalisation, Automation, Banks and Their Archives

1st Edition

Sara Kinsey, Lucy Newton
November 11, 2016

Sweeping changes have taken place in the financial sector during the twentieth century. Two of the most notable changes have been the growth of global markets and institutions, and the introduction of computerisation. This volume charts the course of concentration and internationalisation in ...

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