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Manipulating the Coinage

Guy Rowlands

in The Financial Decline of a Great Power: War, Influence, and Money in Louis XIV's France

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199585076
eISBN:
9780191744600
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199585076.003.0006
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Economic History

The varied methods of borrowing and venal office exploitation were still not sufficient for tapping the country's wealth, so after 1689 successive Finance Ministers sought bullion from abroad and ... More


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