Macrohistory Seminar – Joost Jonker (University Utrecht)

Event details

  • Thursday, June 29
  • 12:15 PM
  • Kaiserplatz 7-9, 4th floor, Room 4.006

Pre-industrial money markets: a functional and comparative approach.

Financial history has a strong teleological bent. Pre-industrial finance is often depicted as haphazard and deficient, because lacking strong, modern institutions like joint-stock banks or stock exchanges. By contrast, a comparison of the Dutch Republic with the Southern Netherlands over the period 1500-1800 shows very active markets offering a wide range of credit techniques tailored to each and every financial need.

 

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