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Security for Loans: Church Liturgical Objects

Joseph Shatzmiller

in Cultural Exchange: Jews, Christians, and Art in the Medieval Marketplace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156996
eISBN:
9781400846092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156996.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter exposes members of the clergy in need of credit for their monasteries and churches. They were prepared to give as securities objects that were considered sacred. By relinquishing such ... More


The Decorated Home of the Rabbi of Zurich

Joseph Shatzmiller

in Cultural Exchange: Jews, Christians, and Art in the Medieval Marketplace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156996
eISBN:
9781400846092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156996.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter offers a testimonial to the influence that success had on the development of the aesthetic taste of Jewish financiers. It describes the decorations in an apartment discovered in the ... More


Debtor Diplomacy: Finance and American Foreign Relations in the Civil War Era 1837-1873

Jay Sexton

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
January 2010
ISBN:
9780199281039
eISBN:
9780191712753
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199281039.001.0001
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The United States was a debtor nation in the mid-19th century, with half of its national debt held overseas. Lacking the resources to develop the nation and to fund the wars necessary to expand and ... More


World Bank Group Interactions with Environmentalists: Changing International Organisation Identities

Susan Park

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
July 2012
ISBN:
9780719079474
eISBN:
9781781703335
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Manchester University Press
DOI:
10.7228/manchester/9780719079474.001.0001
Subject:
Political Science, Environmental Politics

This book shows how environmentalists have shaped the world's largest multilateral development lender, investment financier and political risk insurer to take up sustainable development. It ... More


The Slow Development of the System

Antoin E. Murphy

in John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286493
eISBN:
9780191596674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828649X.003.0013
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

The opposition by the Parliament and the financiers to Law's proposals presented a strong political bloc that made if difficult for Law to develop his ideas at the policy level.


Law the Improviser

Antoin E. Murphy

in John Law: Economic Theorist and Policy-maker

Published in print:
1997
Published Online:
November 2003
ISBN:
9780198286493
eISBN:
9780191596674
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/019828649X.003.0018
Subject:
Economics and Finance, History of Economic Thought

Law attempted to keep the System afloat during the Summer of 1720. His growing failure was marked by the return to power of the financier class and the issue of rentes. The problems for the System ... More


Paper Money and Absolute Monarchy

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/9780199585076.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Modern History, Economic History

The coinage manipulations led the government to issue receipts for coin deposits at the mints, at first on a small scale and for limited durations. But after 1701 Mint bills circulated for longer and ... More


Arbitraging Japan: Dreams of Capitalism at the End of Finance

Hirokazu Miyazaki

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
September 2016
ISBN:
9780520273474
eISBN:
9780520953956
Item type:
book
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520273474.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

For many financial market professionals worldwide, the era of high finance is over. The times in which bankers and financiers were the primary movers and shakers of both economy and society have come ... More


The High Point (I): The ‘Court Jews’ (1650–1713)

JONATHAN I. ISRAEL

in European Jewry in the Age of Mercantilism 1550–1750

Published in print:
1985
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780198219286
eISBN:
9780191678332
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198219286.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History, History of Religion

The peak of the Jewish influence across early modern Europe was made evident through the proliferation of the ‘Court Jews’. Contrary to how the European Jewish bankers proceeded in a later period, ... More


Rival Concessionaires

JOHN MASON HART

in Empire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico since the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223240
eISBN:
9780520939295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223240.003.0003
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter discusses issues concerning the emergence of rivalry in land concessions in Mexico. It explains that when the American financiers, railroad men, and politicians entered Mexico they ... More


Ubiquitous Financiers

JOHN MASON HART

in Empire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico since the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223240
eISBN:
9780520939295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223240.003.0004
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter examines the role of Americans as ubiquitous financiers in Mexico. Porfirio Díaz was determined to modernize what he believed was a poor and backward country and he viewed the Americans ... More


Return of the American Financiers

JOHN MASON HART

in Empire and Revolution: The Americans in Mexico since the Civil War

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520223240
eISBN:
9780520939295
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520223240.003.0015
Subject:
History, Latin American History

This chapter focuses on the return of American financiers to Mexico. During the 1980s and the 1990s Mexico suffered economic stagnation and was forced to adopt the strategy of selling private ... More


Prejudice, Confrontation, and Resistance Taking Control of the Grant

MaríA E. Montoya

in Translating Property: The Maxwell Land Grant and the Conflict over Land in the American West, 1840-1900

Published in print:
2002
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780520227446
eISBN:
9780520926486
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of California Press
DOI:
10.1525/california/9780520227446.003.0005
Subject:
History, American History: 19th Century

The dawn of the 1870s brought an end to the Colfax Country troubles, a patent from Congress, and the sale of the company to a new set of directors. However, the decade of the 1880s brought a little ... More


Conclusion

Clement M. Henry and Rodney Wilson

in The Politics of Islamic Finance

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748618361
eISBN:
9780748653089
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748618361.003.0111
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This book has examined the conditions that may facilitate the growth of what appears to be a distinctively Islamic variety of capitalist development, identifying self-consciously Islamist financiers ... More


The Mobile Home Industrial Complex

Sonya Salamon and Katherine MacTavish

in Singlewide: Chasing the American Dream in a Rural Trailer Park

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9781501713217
eISBN:
9781501709685
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501713217.003.0002
Subject:
Anthropology, American and Canadian Cultural Anthropology

For rural families with modest resources, and a housing dream for a better life, buying a trailer in a land-lease trailer park is a logical housing decision. The “mobile home industrial complex” is a ... More


From Author to Fur Trader

Edward G. Gray

in The Making of John Ledyard: Empire and Ambition in the Life of an Early American Traveler

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300110555
eISBN:
9780300137811
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300110555.003.0007
Subject:
History, British and Irish Early Modern History

The chapter discusses John Ledyard's entry into business under the patronage of Robert Morris. Sometime during the late spring of 1783 the struggling Ledyard met Morris, a Philadelphia merchant, ... More


Theological Traces and Social Contexts

Kenneth Dyson

in States, Debt, and Power: 'Saints' and 'Sinners' in European History and Integration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714071
eISBN:
9780191782558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714071.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the role of theology in framing thinking about debt and as a tool in debt financing, with particular reference to usury, the ‘great chain of being’, moral paternalism, and ... More


Self-Help and the Underground: Individual Incentive and the Group Guarantee

Parker Shipton

in Credit Between Cultures: Farmers, Financiers, and Misunderstanding in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116038
eISBN:
9780300162929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116038.003.0010
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

After several decades' experience of international farm finance programs, financiers began wondering what lessons they might “borrow” from farming people themselves—not just about farming and ... More


Three Faces of the Loan: Charity, Usury, … and Fantasy

Parker Shipton

in Credit Between Cultures: Farmers, Financiers, and Misunderstanding in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116038
eISBN:
9780300162929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116038.003.0003
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

This chapter presents an historical background on the traditions of borrowing and lending in Africa. The Luo, neighboring people, and others who speak and understand English have been introduced to ... More


Untying a Package Deal: Borrowing Green Revolution Technology

Parker Shipton

in Credit Between Cultures: Farmers, Financiers, and Misunderstanding in Africa

Published in print:
2010
Published Online:
October 2013
ISBN:
9780300116038
eISBN:
9780300162929
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Yale University Press
DOI:
10.12987/yale/9780300116038.003.0006
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Microeconomics

Most internationally financed credit reaching Kenyan farmers came to them not as money but as a mix of wanted and unwanted materials, accompanied by wanted and unwanted advice. This chapter looks ... More


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