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City bankers, 1890-1914 /
Youssef Cassis ; translated by Margaret Rocques.
imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
description
xv, 350 p. : ill.
ISBN
0521441889(hardback)
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imprint
Cambridge ; New York : Cambridge University Press, 1994.
isbn
0521441889(hardback)
general note
A revision of the author's thesis (doctoral)--Université de Genève, 1982.
catalogue key
599051
 
Includes bibliographical references and indexes.
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"Among late-Victorian institutions, few can match the City of London either in its claim to historical importance or its lack of solid documentation. Youssef Cassis's newly translated City Bankers provides English-speaking historians with an important first step towards understanding what made the City tick....This is a welcome translation and an important book." Victorian Studies
' ... a truly magisterial work impeccably produced ...' Times Literary Supplement
' ... a truly magisterial work impeccably produced ...'Times Literary Supplement
‘ … a truly magisterial work impeccably produced …’Times Literary Supplement
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Summaries
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City Bankers, 1890-1914 is a major contribution to a controversial area of economic history and to the debate about the nature of British society in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. It provides a detailed analysis of the banking community of London between 1890 and 1914 when the City of London was the undisputed financial centre of the world.
Description for Bookstore
This book analyses the banking community of London when the City was the undisputed financial centre of the world. Attention is paid to the social origins, education careers, business interests and fortunes of its members, to the networks of relationships of its most important dynasties, as well as to the political influence of the world of banking.
Description for Library
This book is a major contribution to a controversial area of economic history and to the debate about the nature of British society in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Translated here into English for the first time, it provides a detailed analysis of the banking community of London when the City was the undisputed financial centre of the world. Attention is paid to the social origins, education careers, business interests and fortunes of its members, to the networks of relationships of its most important dynasties, as well as to the political influence of the world of banking.
Main Description
City Bankers, 1890-1914 is a major contribution to a controversial area of economic history.
Main Description
City Bankers, 1890–1914 is a major contribution to a controversial area of economic history and to the debate about the nature of British society in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Translated here into English for the first time, it provides a detailed analysis of the banking community of London between 1890 and 1914 when the City of London was the undisputed financial centre of the world. Attention is paid to the social origins, education careers, business interests and fortunes of its members, to the networks of relationships of its most important dynasties, as well as to the political influence of the world of banking. The analysis is based on a sample of 460 bankers at the heart of international finance, and the author has used a wide range of banking archives and private papers. Business historians and economists will welcome this comprehensive study of a most important group of capitalists.
Main Description
City Bankers, 1890-1914 is a major contribution to a controversial area of economic history and to the debate about the nature of British society in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Translated here into English for the first time, it provides a detailed analysis of the banking community of London between 1890 and 1914 when the City of London was the undisputed financial centre of the world. Attention is paid to the social origins, education, careers, business interests and fortunes of its members, to the networks of relationships of its most important dynasties, as well as to the political influence of the world of banking. The analysis is based on a sample of 460 bankers at the heart of international finance and the author has used a wide range of banking archives and private papers. Business historians and economists will welcome this comprehensive study of a most important group of capitalists at the junction of the business world and aristocratic society in the Edwardian age.
Main Description
This book is a major contribution to a controversial area of economic history and to the debate about the nature of British society in the late Victorian and Edwardian eras. Translated into English for the first time, it provides a detailed analysis of the banking community of London when the City was the undisputed financial center of the world. Attention is paid to the social origins, education careers, business interests and fortunes of its members, to the networks of relationships of its most important dynasties, as well as to the political influence of the world of banking.
Table of Contents
Introduction to English edition
Banks and bankers
Paths to banking
The banking profession
Financial interests and commitments
Banks' profits, bankers' fortunes
Marriages and dynasties
The aristocratic way of life
Finance and politics
Conclusions
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