House of Rothschild Money's Prophets, 1798-1848

ISBN-10: 0140240845

ISBN-13: 9780140240849

Edition: 1998

Authors: Niall Ferguson

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List price: $26.00
Copyright year: 1998
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 11/1/1999
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 544
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 1.452
Language: English

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.

Illustrations in the text
Family tree
Introduction: Reality and Myth
Father and Sons
"Our Blessed Father": Origins
Mayer Amschel
The Dual Revolution
The Elector's Treasure
The Origins of a Myth
Mayer Amschel's Legacy
"The Commanding General" (1813-1815)
War and Peace
Nathan's Waterloo
"A Court Always Leads to Something" (1816-1825)
The Economic Consequences of the Peace
"The Chief Ally of the Holy Alliance"
Finance and Revolution
Saving an Old Lady
"Hue and Cry" (1826-1829)
Public Relations
From Canning to Wellington
Strings of Influence
Money Makes Money
Amschel's Garden
"Good Jews"
"A Heavenly Good Deed": Emancipation
"The Exceptional Family"
The Honours "Racket"
"Fine Education"
Sudden Revolutions (1830-1833)
The Revolution and the Rente
Consols and the Constitution
The Chains of Peace (1830-1833)
Lines of Communication
Bankers' Diplomacy
Golden Chains
Underwriting Peace
The World's Bankers
The Pillar
The Rothschild System
The Rothschild Network
"Il est mort" (1836)
A Wedding and a Funeral
Legacy and Legend
Uncles and Nephews
Love and Debt
The Crime and Punishment of Hannah Mayer
City and Country
Elite Pursuits
Investing in Art
Piano Lessons
Men of Letters
Quicksilver and Hickory (1834-1839)
Iberian Dilemmas
"That Blasted Country": America
Trouble in Threadneedle Street
Between Retrenchment and Rearmament (1840)
Spreading the Net
"Absolument le Maitre des Finances de Ce Pays": Belgium
Roads to Damascus
Walls of Jericho
"Satan Harnessed": Playing at Railways (1830-1846)
Salomon's Line: The Nordbahn
Frankfurt: The Taunusbahn
"The Chief Rabbi of the Rive Droite"
The English Connection
The Impact of Rail
An Accident Happens
"The Worst Revolution That Ever Happened"
The Threat to Property
Tranquillity and Order
Prices and Purchasing Power
Exchange Rates and Selected Financial Statistics
Source Notes
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