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Capitalism in Amsterdam in the 17th century / by Violet Barbour.

By: Barbour, Violet, 1884-1968 [author].
Material type: TextTextPublisher: Ann Arbor : The University of Michigan Press, 1950, 1963Description: 171 pages ; 24 cm.Subject(s): Finance -- Netherlands -- Amsterdam | Amsterdam (Netherlands) -- CommerceDDC classification: 382 Online resources: Click here to access online
Contents:
Chapter: I. Rise of the Amsterdam market -- II. The Exchange Bank of Amsterdam - trade in precious metals - bills of exchange -- III. Public improvements - investment in land and industry -- IV. Speculative trading in commodities and company shares - public loans -- V. Capitalism in commerce -- VI. Loans and investments abroad -- VII. Characteristics of Amsterdam capitalism.
Summary: "Capitalism in Amsterdam in the 17th Century is a brilliant and provocative study of the city that has played one of the major roles in the history of capitalism. Violet Barbour reveals its vast network of economic and social institutions. She also discusses the Amsterdammer himself. Wealthy and immune to nationalism, he was very much a Man without a Country. The emergence of Amsterdam in the 17th century represented the climax of the Golden Age of the merchant city - an era which foreshadowed today's concept of the Common Market." -- From the back cover.
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H 31 .B37 1950 (Browse shelf) Not For Loan NPML19100011

Inclues index and a "bibliographical note" (pages 143-146).

Chapter: I. Rise of the Amsterdam market -- II. The Exchange Bank of Amsterdam - trade in precious metals - bills of exchange -- III. Public improvements - investment in land and industry -- IV. Speculative trading in commodities and company shares - public loans -- V. Capitalism in commerce -- VI. Loans and investments abroad -- VII. Characteristics of Amsterdam capitalism.

"Capitalism in Amsterdam in the 17th Century is a brilliant and provocative study of the city that has played one of the major roles in the history of capitalism. Violet Barbour reveals its vast network of economic and social institutions. She also discusses the Amsterdammer himself. Wealthy and immune to nationalism, he was very much a Man without a Country. The emergence of Amsterdam in the 17th century represented the climax of the Golden Age of the merchant city - an era which foreshadowed today's concept of the Common Market." -- From the back cover.

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