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The Making of a Legend

Francesca Trivellato

in The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society

Published in print:
2019
Published Online:
September 2019
ISBN:
9780691178592
eISBN:
9780691185378
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691178592.003.0003
Subject:
Business and Management, Finance, Accounting, and Banking

This chapter discusses Étienne Cleirac's commentary on the first article of the Guidon de la mer (The Standard of the Sea). In brief, he says that the Jews expelled from France invented marine ... More


Money and Salvation

Vincenzo Ruggiero

in Dirty Money: On Financial Delinquency

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
February 2017
ISBN:
9780198783220
eISBN:
9780191826252
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198783220.003.0002
Subject:
Law, Criminal Law and Criminology

Although engaged in economic activity, the Christian elite continued to officially scorn those whose operations in the market violated Christ’s precept of fraternity among humans. These individuals ... More


The Euromarkets and the Crisis of Bretton Woods

Jeremy Green

in The Political Economy of the Special Relationship: Anglo-American Development from the Gold Standard to the Financial Crisis

Published in print:
2020
Published Online:
January 2021
ISBN:
9780691197326
eISBN:
9780691201610
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691197326.003.0005
Subject:
Political Science, Political Economy

This chapter explores how postwar restrictions on the use of sterling prompted UK merchant bankers to develop an innovative method for financing international trade. They tapped into the large volume ... More


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