Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance
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Financing in Europe

Evolution, Coexistence and Complementarity of Lending Practices from the Middle Ages to Modern Times

Editors: Lorenzini, Marcella, Lorandini, Cinzia, Coffman, D'Maris (Eds.)

  • Provides a comparative analysis of the development of informal credit markets in countries embedded in different institutional, political and economic contexts
  • Based on new empirical studies
  • Highlights how the diversity of institutional and socio-economic frameworks affected the credit market
  • Covers a range of financial intermediaries including merchants, notaries, town secretaries, pious foundations, scriveners, and institutions
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This book explores the evolution of credit and financing in Europe from the Middle Ages through to Modern Times. It engages with the distinct  political, economic and institutional frameworks of the examined areas (England, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, the Netherlands and Turkey) and discusses how these affected the credit market. It covers a wide range of different types of lending and borrowing instruments, the destination of capital, the way it was raised, and the impact it had on local or national economies in a very long run.

Presented in two parts, part one of the book focuses on credit markets in the preindustrial age, in particular the period before the advent of modern joint stock banks. Part two examines the evolution of credit at the time of the emergence of modern banks. This volume will be of interest to academics and researchers in the field of finance who are interested in the historic evolution of credit and the credit market.

 

About the authors

Marcella Lorenzini is a Post-doc Researcher at the University of Trento, Italy. Her work researches how credit markets develop in the absence of formal institutions. Her recent publications include one monograph and a chapter in a collected volume on Infrastructure Financing in the Early Modern Age.

Cinzia Lorandini is an Associate Professor in Economic History at the University of Trento, Italy. Her research mainly focuses on credit markets and trade in the early modern and modern period. She has authored several publications on these topics, including two monographs and one article for the journal Business History.

D’Maris Coffman is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Economics and Finance of the Built Environment at UCL Bartlett, UK and Director of the Bartlett School of Construction and Project Management. Prior to this D’Maris was a Leverhulme/Newton Trust Early Career Fellow at the History Faculty of the University of Cambridge, UK, and Fellow and Director of the Centre of Financial History at Newnham College, UK. She works on the relationship between public finance and private capital markets in eighteenth- and nineteenth-century Europe and sits on the Council of the Economic History Society.

Table of contents (15 chapters)

Table of contents (15 chapters)
  • Introduction

    Pages 1-18

    Coffman, D’Maris (et al.)

  • The Rise of London as a Financial Capital in Late Medieval England

    Pages 21-45

    Nightingale, Pamela

  • When Things Go Wrong: Credit, Defaults and Institutions in Early Modern Venice

    Pages 47-74

    Cecchini, Isabella

  • Financing Trade Through Limited Partnerships: Evidence from Silk Firms in Eighteenth-Century Trentino

    Pages 75-105

    Lorandini, Cinzia

  • Borrowing and Lending Money in Alpine Areas During the Eighteenth Century: Trento and Rovereto Compared

    Pages 107-134

    Lorenzini, Marcella

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Financing in Europe
Book Subtitle
Evolution, Coexistence and Complementarity of Lending Practices from the Middle Ages to Modern Times
Editors
  • Marcella Lorenzini
  • Cinzia Lorandini
  • D'Maris Coffman
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-58493-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-58493-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-58492-8
Softcover ISBN
978-3-030-09631-1
Series ISSN
2662-5164
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 405
Number of Illustrations
27 b/w illustrations
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