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Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance

Alessandro Torlonia

The Pope’s Banker

Authors: Felisini, Daniela

  • Provides insight into the entrepreneurship and leadership qualities of the Pope's Banker: Alessandro TorloniaExplores the Papal States in 19th century Europe
  • Based on rigorous historical research using original sources
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This book provides a vivid biography of a towering Italian banker, pioneer and entrepreneur. It weaves the entrepreneurial ventures of Alessandro Torlonia (1800-1886) through the narratives of business and politics in the Nineteenth century, the growth of European financial markets and the decline of Papal power during the Italian Risorgimento. The discussion is founded in rigorous historical research using original sources such as the Archivum Secretum Vaticanum papers and other official documents; the archives of the Torlonia family, and of the Rothschild bank in Paris; memoirs; correspondences, and newspapers. Through this book readers learn that Alessandro Torlonia was a man of many faces, who was one of the most complex and influential characters of Italian economic life in the nineteenth century. Felisini also provides an expert critique of the financial history of the papacy: an area of heightened interest given the notoriety of relations between the Holy See and its bankers in the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. Focal topics such as the history of European elites and the history of European financial markets will have an interdisciplinary appeal for scholars and researchers.

 

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Daniela Felisini is a Professor of Economic History at the University of Rome "Tor Vergata", Italy, where she holds the Jean Monnet Chair. An authority on Rome in the nineteenth century, she is the author of studies in banking and financial history, and on Italy’s financial and economic elites. 

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Alessandro Torlonia
Book Subtitle
The Pope’s Banker
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance
Copyright
2016
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-41998-5
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-41998-5
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-41997-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 269
Number of Illustrations and Tables
12 b/w illustrations
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