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Emile and Isaac Pereire : Bankers, Socialists and Sephardic Jews in Nineteenth-Century France
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Emile (1800-75) and Isaac Pereire (1806-80) were pivotal and sensational figures, their lives and careers a lens through which to re-examine the history of France in the nineteenth century. Among the first generation of Jews emancipated by the French Revolution, they became significant Saint-Simonians, contributing to its philosophy of financial and economic reform. They were the first to implement the new rail technology in France and to launch the first investment bank of any size in Europe, the Crédit Mobilier. The Pereires ultimately came to stand behind banks and railways throughout Europe and in the Ottoman Empire. They were thus major players in France's and Europe's industrialisation and the modernisation of its banking system.This book is equally a social and cultural history of the Jews in France, addressing the means through which the Pereires managed their business empire and the contribution of family life to its success. It is their first full-scale biography in English.
Number of Pages: 266
Sub-Genre: Europe / France, Jewish, Social History
Series Title: Studies in Modern French History
Publisher: Manchester Univ Pr
Author: Helen M. Davies
Street Date: June 1, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-19-8773
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