The House of Rothschild in Spain, 1812–1941

Author: Miguel A. Lopez-Morell

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317028473

Category: History

Page: 492

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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 by Niall Ferguson (Summary)

Author: QuickRead,Lea Schullery



Category: Study Aids

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Do you want more free book summaries like this? Download our app for free at 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 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.

Nathan Mayer Rothschild and the Creation of a Dynasty

Author: Herbert H. Kaplan

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804751650

Category: History

Page: 234

View: 6936

The story of how Nathan Mayer Rothschild financed Wellington's victory over Napoleon at Waterloo.

The World's Banker

Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780297815396

Category: Bankers

Page: 1309

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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: Money's prophets, 1798-1848

Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: Viking Adult


Category: Bankers

Page: 648

View: 304

Bestselling author Niall Ferguson offers a myth-breaking portrait of one of the most fascinating and powerful families in Europe. Hidden for nearly 50 years in the KGB's special archive, the uncovered records cast new light on the banking family's rise to preeminence.

The Empire of the City

Author: E. C. Knuth

Publisher: Book Tree

ISBN: 1585092622

Category: History

Page: 113

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A behind the scenes look at the secretive international policies of the British government and how this allowed them to rise to the top of a vast secret order of World Finance. Due to its power, "The City" is claimed to operate from an area of London as a super-government of the world, and has influence in virtually every major world event.

The Invention of International Order

Author: Glenda Sluga

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691226792

Category: History

Page: 392

View: 9801

The story of the women, financiers, and other unsung figures who helped to shape the post-Napoleonic global order In 1814, after decades of continental conflict, an alliance of European empires captured Paris and exiled Napoleon Bonaparte, defeating French military expansionism and establishing the Concert of Europe. This new coalition planted the seeds for today's international order, wedding the idea of a durable peace to multilateralism, diplomacy, philanthropy, and rights, and making Europe its center. Glenda Sluga reveals how at the end of the Napoleonic wars, new conceptions of the politics between states were the work not only of European statesmen but also of politically ambitious aristocratic and bourgeois men and women who seized the moment at an extraordinary crossroads in history. In this panoramic book, Sluga reinvents the study of international politics, its limitations, and its potential. She offers multifaceted portraits of the leading statesmen of the age, such as Tsar Alexander, Count Metternich, and Viscount Castlereagh, showing how they operated in the context of social networks often presided over by influential women, even as they entrenched politics as a masculine endeavor. In this history, figures such as Madame de Staël and Countess Dorothea Lieven insist on shaping the political transformations underway, while bankers influence economic developments and their families agitate for Jewish rights. Monumental in scope, this groundbreaking book chronicles the European women and men who embraced the promise of a new kind of politics in the aftermath of the Napoleonic wars, and whose often paradoxical contributions to modern diplomacy and international politics still resonate today.

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

Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: Viking Press


Category: Business & Economics

Page: 706

View: 3047

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

Credit and Power

Author: Simon Sherratt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1000214087

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 256

View: 9002

This book reveals the surprising role that credit, money created ex nihilo by financiers, played in raising the British government’s war loans between 1793 and 1815. Using often overlooked contemporary objections to the National Debt a startling paradox is revealed as it is shown how the government’s ostensible creditors had, in fact, very little "real" money to lend and were instead often reliant for their own solvency upon the very government they were lending to. By following the careers of unsuccessful loan-contractors, who went bankrupt lending to the government, to the triumphant career of the House of Rothschild; who successfully "exported" the British system of war-financing abroad with the coming of peace, the symbiotic relationship that existed between the British government and their ostensible creditors is revealed. Also highlighted is the power granted to the (technically bankrupt) Bank of England over credit and the money supply, an unprecedented and highly influential development that filled many contemporaries with horror. This is a tale of bankruptcy, stock market manipulation, bribery and institutional corruption that continues to exert its influence today and will be of interest to anyone interested in government financing, debt and the origins of modern finance.