The Venetian Money Market: Banks, Panics, and the Public Debt, 1200-1500 (Money and Banking in Medieval and Renaissance Venice, Vol P)

In 1985, Frederic M. Lane and Reinhold A. Mueller revealed the magisterial Money and Banking in Medieval and Renaissance Venice, Volume M: Coins and Moneys of Account. Now, after ten years of additional analysis and writing, Reinhold Mueller completes the work that he and the late Frederic Lane started.

The historical past of cash and banking in Venice is essential to an understanding of European financial historical past. Because of its strategic location between East and West, Venice quickly rose to a place of preeminence in Mediterranean commerce. To hold commerce shifting and credit score out there from London to Constantinople and past, Venetian retailers and bankers created specialised monetary establishments to serve personal entrepreneurs and public directors: deposit banks, overseas trade banks, the grain workplace, and a bureau of the general public debt. This new quantity clarifies Venice's pivotal position in Italian and worldwide banking and finance. It additionally units banking–and panics–within the context of extra generalized and recurrent crises involving territorial wars, competitors for markets, and debates over rates of interest and the query of usury.

"The single facet that the majority characterizes Venetian historical past and historiography is the dominant position of the state within the lifetime of the town and the symbiosis between private and non-private sectors of the financial system, between private and non-private pursuits….A main concern of civil authorities was to create an environment of aggressive alternative on the Rialto conducive to funding, that’s, to the inflow of cash and items, their turnover in Venice, and their eventual outflow."–From The Venetian Money Market

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    The Venetian Money Market: Banks, Panics, And The Public Debt, 1200-1500 (Money And Banking In Medieval And Renaissance Venice, Vol 2)
    The Venetian Money Market: Banks, Panics, And The Public Debt, 1200-1500 (Money And Banking In Medieval And Renaissance Venice, Vol 2)
    The Venetian Money Market: Banks, Panics, And The Public Debt, 1200-1500 (Money And Banking In Medieval And Renaissance Venice, Vol 2)
    The Venetian Money Market: Banks, Panics, And The Public Debt, 1200-1500 (Money And Banking In Medieval And Renaissance Venice, Vol 2)
    The Venetian Money Market: Banks, Panics, And The Public Debt, 1200-1500 (Money And Banking In Medieval And Renaissance Venice, Vol 2)

    The Venetian Money Market: Banks, Panics, And The Public Debt, 1200-1500 (Money And Banking In Medieval And Renaissance Venice, Vol 2)

    The Venetian Money Market: Banks, Panics, And The Public Debt, 1200-1500 (Money And Banking In Medieval And Renaissance Venice, Vol 2)