Frankfurt as a Financial Centre: From Medieval Trade Fair to European Banking Centre

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Contents

Introduction Jiirgen Jeske
11
What is a financial centre? Why and where does one emerge?
17
Drivingforces of concentration
23
Towards a trade and finance centre developments
29
The political and social framework
45
Trade and industry
53
Monetary policy and currency conditions
61
Innovations financial practices specialisations
67
Innovations financial practices specialisations
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The Berlin intermezzo 18671945
164
Monetary policy and currency conditions
177
Innovations and specialisations regulations and taxes
196
Frankfurt redivivus 19451999
220
Domestic location decisions
243
Monetary policy and currency stability
256
To sum
285

The age of mercantilism 16481806
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Trade and industry
91
Monetary policy and currency conditions
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The failed transition to the industrial age 18061866
116
Trade and industry
126
Monetary policy and currency conditions
132
Digging up the treasures of the financial centre
299
Abbreviations
319
Archives consulted
345
Index
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