The House of Rothschild

Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 1101157305

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 672

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From the bestselling author of The Ascent of Money and The Square and the Tower In his rich and nuanced portrait of the remarkable, elusive Rothschild family, Oxford scholar and bestselling author Niall Ferguson uncovers the secrets behind the family's phenomenal economic success. He reveals for the first time the details of the family's vast political network, which gave it access to and influence over many of the greatest statesmen of the age. And he tells a family saga, tracing the importance of unity and the profound role of Judaism in the lives of a dynasty that rose from the confines of the Frankfurt ghetto and later used its influence to assist oppressed Jews throughout Europe. A definitive work of impeccable scholarship with a thoroughly engaging narrative, The House of Rothschild is a biography of the rarest kind, in which mysterious and fascinating historical figures finally spring to life.

The House of Rothschild: The world's banker, 1849-1999

Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: Viking Press

ISBN: N.A

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 658

View: 964


Presents a grand portrait of the members of Europe's most powerful banking family, tracing their influence on European finance, on political events, and on European Jewry

The World's Banker

Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780297815396

Category: Bankers

Page: 1309

View: 5536


1st complete history of the Rothschild banking dynasty with full access to worldwide archives. Ever since the Rothschild's spectacular rise to preeminence in European finance during the last, turbulent years of the Napoleonicwars, a mythology has grown up around the family and it's firms. It is no exaggeration to say that the Rothschilds became 1 of theliving legends of the 19th century: the personfication of a new era in which money determined status and power, an era in which 5 Jewish brothers born into the wretchedness of the Frnakfurt Ghetto could rise by their own ingenuity to become ' the worlds bankers' - dominating the international financial markets, rubbing shoulders with the social elite, patronising the great artists and architects of the era and above all exerting a decisive, if veiled, influence over the world's monarchs and statesmen. Using a wealth of archival sources as well as a vast amount of little known contemporary and more recent secondary literature, Niall Ferguson's definitive study will finally hold the mirror of reality up to the face of myth. The result promises not only to do justice to the history of Rothschilds, but to revolutionise the history of the years of their rise and preeminence, and to reveal fascinating continuities from the 19th century to our own time.

The House of Rothschild

Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140289077

Category: Bankers

Page: 518

View: 9223


Ever since the house of Rothschild first rose to pre-eminence in the turbulent era of the Napoleonic wars, mythology has surrounded the family and its firms. Conservative aristocrats, radical democrats, socialists from Marx onwards, anti-semites from Wagner to Hitler - all have reserved a special place in their critiques of modern capitalism for the Rothschilds. They have been portrayed as the power behind not just one throne but many. They have been charged with financing revolutions and counter-revolutions. They have been seen as the final arbiters of war and peace in Europe. This book is the first of two volumes presenting a history of the house of Rothschild that reveals the phenomenal economic success of this secretive family.

The House of Rothschild by Niall Ferguson (Summary)

Author: QuickRead,Lea Schullery

Publisher: QuickRead.com

ISBN: N.A

Category: Study Aids

Page: N.A

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Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at https://www.QuickRead.com/App and get access to hundreds of free book and audiobook summaries. Money’s Prophets 1798-1848. You may associate the name Rothschild with wealth, success, and mystery. For the first time, however, author Niall Ferguson uncovers the mysteries of the Rothschild family and reveals the secrets behind the family’s phenomenal economic success. As you read, you’ll learn how their vast political network, immense financial success, and their Jewish lineage led to a series of family myths. Furthermore, you’ll see how one family was able to defy social stigmas and become the premier banking family of the world. Through this fascinating, deep, and detailed account of the family’s history, you’ll learn how bribery was a common means for success, how the family's key to success was communication, and how the Rothschild family had influence in just about everything.

The Rise of the House of Rothschild

Author: Conte Egon Caesar Corti

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Europe

Page: 430

View: 1267


On spine: Rothschild.Translation of Der Aufstieg des Hauses Rothschild. Bibliography: p. 422-426.

The House of Rothschild in Spain, 1812–1941

Author: Miguel A. Lopez-Morell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317028473

Category: History

Page: 492

View: 4255


Amongst the serried ranks of capitalists who drove European industrialisation in the nineteenth century, the Rothschilds were amongst the most dynamic and the most successful. Establishing businesses in Germany, Britain, France, Austria, and Italy the family soon became leading financiers, bankrolling a host of private and government businesses ventures. In so doing they played a major role in fuelling economic and industrial development across Europe, providing capital for major projects, particularly in the mining and railway sectors. Nowhere was this more apparent than in Spain, where for more than a century the House of Rothschild was one of the primary motors of Spanish economic development. Yet, despite the undoubted importance of the Rothschild's role, questions still remain regarding the actual impact of these financial activities and the effect they had on financial sectors, companies and Spanish markets. It is to such questions that this book turns its attention, utilising a host of archive sources in Britain, France and Spain to fully analyse the investments and financial activities carried out by the Rothschild House in Spain during the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries. In so doing the book tackles a variety of interrelated issues: Firstly, fixing the period when the main capital entries sprung from the initiatives taken by the Rothschild family, how consequential they really were, and the sectors they affected. Secondly, quantifying the importance of these investments and financial activities and the weight they had on financial sectors, companies and Spanish markets, as well as in foreign investment in each period. Thirdly, outlining the steps followed and means used by the Rothschild House in order to achieve the success in each of their businesses. Finally, analysing the consequences of this phenomenon in the actual growth of Spanish contemporary economy, both in a general and in a partial scale. By exploring these crucial questions, not only do we learn much more about the working of one of the leading financial institutions and the development of the Spanish economy, but a greater understanding of the broader impact of international finance and the flow of capital in the nineteenth century is achieved.

The House of Rothschild

Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780140289084

Category: Bankers

Page: 546

View: 1775


Ever since the house of Rothschild first rose to pre-eminence in the turbulent era of the Napoleonic wars, mythology has surrounded the family and its firms. Conservative aristocrats, radical democrats, socialists from Marx onwards, anti-semites from Wagner to Hitler - all have reserved a special place in their critiques of modern capitalism for the Rothschilds. They have been portrayed as the power behind not just one throne but many. They have been charged with financing revolutions and counter-revolutions. They have been seen as the final arbiters of war and peace in Europe. This book is the first of two volumes presenting a history of the house of Rothschild that reveals the phenomenal economic success of this secretive family.