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The Glitter of Gold: France Bimetallism and the Emergence of the International Gold Standard 1848-1873

Marc Flandreau

Published in print:
2004
Published Online:
August 2004
ISBN:
9780199257867
eISBN:
9780191601279
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/0199257868.001.0001
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The Glitter of Gold studies the so far unexplored operation of the international monetary system that prevailed before the emergence of the international gold standard in 1873. Conventional wisdom ... More


Churchill’s Economic Ideas, 1900–1930

Peter Clarke

in Churchill

Published in print:
1996
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198206262
eISBN:
9780191677052
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198206262.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Political History

When the Conservative Party swept to power under Stanley Baldwin, Winston Churchill became Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer. It was under Churchill that ‘the authorities’ — the Treasury and the ... More


Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism

Christine Desan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709572
eISBN:
9780191779800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709572.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Money travels the modern world in disguise. It looks like a convention of human exchange – a commodity like gold or a medium like language. But its history reveals that money is a very different ... More


Epilogue to the 18th century: The Gold Standard in an era of inconvertibility

Christine Desan

in Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709572
eISBN:
9780191779800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709572.003.0012
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Crisis at the end of the 18th century caused the British to suspend the redeemability of bank currency. During the “era of inconvertibility” that followed, the British recognized that currency as the ... More


Palliative care in primary care

Lieve Van den Block

in A Public Health Perspective on End of Life Care

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
May 2012
ISBN:
9780199599400
eISBN:
9780191739170
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199599400.003.0049
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making, Palliative Medicine Research

This chapter focuses on palliative care delivered in the home. It explores the mutual values of palliative and primary care; outlines different models of primary palliative care organization, ... More


. Rigid prices and flexible doctrines, II: Free Trade

Peter Clarke

in The Keynesian Revolution in the Making, 1924–1936

Published in print:
1990
Published Online:
October 2011
ISBN:
9780198202196
eISBN:
9780191675201
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198202196.003.0012
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History, Economic History

Keynes had first made out the case for protection as one of the seven remedies outlined in his private evidence to the Macmillan Committee in February 1930. The modus operandi of Bank rate was again ... More


Adjusting to Financial Instability in the Interwar Period: Italian Financial Elites, International Cooperation, and Domestic Regulation, 1919–1939

Giandomenico Piluso

in Financial Elites and European Banking: Historical Perspectives

Published in print:
2018
Published Online:
September 2018
ISBN:
9780198782797
eISBN:
9780191825941
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198782797.003.0004
Subject:
Business and Management, International Business

The chapter provides a reconstruction and analysis of adjustment processes in the Italian financial system after the major cleavage of the First World War. It considers how pressures exerted by ... More


Complications and Co-operation, 1914–1945

Ranald C. Michie

in British Banking: Continuity and Change from 1694 to the Present

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198727361
eISBN:
9780191793516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727361.003.0006
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

Between 1914 and 1945 the British banking system withstood the effects of two world wars, and a global financial crisis. It proved to be highly resilient despite Britain being heavily engaged in both ... More


Indian Summer, 1914–1931

Youssef Cassis and Philip L. Cottrell

in Private Banking in Europe: Rise, Retreat, and Resurgence

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
September 2015
ISBN:
9780198735755
eISBN:
9780191799723
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198735755.003.0007
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking, Business History

Chapter 6 suggests that the First World War did not mark a turning point in the history of private bankers. Private banks were unevenly affected by wartime conditions: some suffered heavy losses ... More


Overview and introduction to advance care planning

Keri Thomas

in Advance Care Planning in End of Life Care

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
January 2018
ISBN:
9780198802136
eISBN:
9780191840548
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/oso/9780198802136.003.0001
Subject:
Palliative Care, Patient Care and End-of-Life Decision Making

This chapter provides an introduction to advance care planning (ACP) and an introductory overview of the book. It affirms the importance of ACP, the strong evidence base and experience in practice. ... More


Going off the gold standard

Peter Robinson

in Poetry & Money: A Speculation

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
May 2021
ISBN:
9781789622539
eISBN:
9781800341524
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781789622539.003.0007
Subject:
Literature, Poetry

This chapter addresses the involvement of two key modernist poets in money and monetary reform. First it considers Pound’s long-term commitment to economic understandings of culture and politics, ... More


Crises and Crescendo, 1694–1825

Ranald C. Michie

in British Banking: Continuity and Change from 1694 to the Present

Published in print:
2016
Published Online:
December 2016
ISBN:
9780198727361
eISBN:
9780191793516
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198727361.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Business History, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

The Bank of England was formed in 1694 and until 1825 possessed a monopoly of joint-stock banking in England and Wales though not in Scotland and Ireland. That influenced the pattern of banking ... More


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