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Globalization of Merchant Banking before 1850 : The case of Huth & Co. (Hardcover) (Manuel

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London merchant bankers emerged during the 1820s in the wake of financial turmoil caused by the wars of American Independence, the Napoleonic campaigns and the Anglo-American war of 1812. Though the majority of merchant bankers remained cautious in their affairs, Huth & Co established an impressive global network of trade and lending, dealing with over 6,000 correspondents in more than seventy countries. Based on archival research, this comparative study provides a new chronology of early nineteenth-century commercial and financial expansion.

Huth & Co. were truly market-makers and key intermediaries of commodities and capital flows in the international economy. This is an important example of a firm shaping globalisation well before the transport and communication revolution of the last quarter of the nineteenth century. But rather than a case study, this is a comparative study concerned with the commercial and financial activities of the leading merchant-bankers of the period

This book will be of great interest to business and economic historians interested in the nature of the early decades of the first globalization.

Number of Pages: 168
Genre: Business + Money Management
Sub-Genre: Commerce
Series Title: Financial History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Taylor & Francis
Author: Manuel Llorca-jau00f1a
Language: English
Street Date: November 2, 2015
TCIN: 50506779
UPC: 9781848936072
Item Number (DPCI): 248-07-6484
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