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Cash Nexus Money and Power in the Modren World, 1700-2000

ISBN-10: 0465023266
ISBN-13: 9780465023264
Edition: 2002
Authors: Niall Ferguson
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Description: From the bestselling author of The Pity of War, this volume argues that modern history is the product of unpredictable political conflicts, and that it is their impact on volatile financial markets that can make or break an empire.

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Book details

List price: $24.99
Copyright year: 2002
Publisher: Basic Books
Publication date: 2/21/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 576
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.540
Language: English

From the bestselling author of The Pity of War, this volume argues that modern history is the product of unpredictable political conflicts, and that it is their impact on volatile financial markets that can make or break an empire.

Niall Ferguson was born April 18, 1964, in Glasgow. He is a Scottish historian. He specializes in financial and economic history as well as the history of empire. He is the Laurence A. Tisch Professor of History at Harvard University and the William Ziegler Professor of Business Administration at Harvard Business School. His books include Paper and Iron: Hamburg Business and German Politics in the Era of Inflation 1897-1927 (1993), Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals (1997), The Pity of War: Explaining World War One (1998), The World's Banker: The History of the House of Rothschild (1998), The Cash Nexus: Money and Power in the Modern World, 1700-2000 (2001), Empire: The Rise and Demise of the British World Order and the Lessons for Global Power (2003), Colossus: The Rise and Fall of the American Empire (2004), The War of the World: Twentieth-Century Conflict and the Descent of the West (2006) and The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (2008), Civilization: The West and the Rest (2011) and The Great Degeneration: How Institutions Decay and Economies Die.

List of Tables
List of Figures
List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
List of Abbreviations
Introduction
Spending and Taxing
The Rise and Fall of the Warfare State
"Hateful Taxes"
The Commons and the Castle: Representation and Administration
Promises to Pay
Mountains of the Moon: Public Debts
The Money Printers: Default and Debasement
Of Interest
Economic Politics
Dead Weights and Tax -eaters: The Social History of Finance
The Silverbridge System: Electoral Economics
Global Power
Masters and Plankton: Financial Globalization
Bubbles and Busts: Stock Markets in the Long Run
Golden Fetter, Paper Chains: International Monetary Regimes
The American Wave: Democracy's Flow and Ebb
Fractured Unities
Understretch: The Limits of Economic Power
Conclusion
Appendices
Notes
Bibliography
Index

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