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HANDBOOK ON THE HISTORY OF EUROPEAN BANKS
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HANDBOOK ON THE HISTORY OF EUROPEAN BANKS

9781852789190 Edward Elgar Publishing
M. Pohl, EABH e.v., Germany
Publication Date: January 1994 ISBN: 978 1 85278 919 0 Extent: 1,328 pp
The Handbook on the History of European Banks combines a comprehensive overview with extensive and detailed empirical analysis on the development of European banking and the subsequent impact of banks on national economies. This important reference work presents a breadth of detailed information and major insights into the history of banking in Europe, including specially commissioned chapters on the banking history of all the countries of the European Community, as well as Switzerland, Austria and Scandinavia.

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The growth of banking has had a significant impact on the economic development of the European industrial economies since the nineteenth century.

The Handbook on the History of European Banks combines a comprehensive overview with extensive and detailed empirical analysis on the development of European banking and the subsequent impact of banks on national economies. This important reference work presents a breadth of detailed information and major insights into the history of banking in Europe, including specially commissioned chapters on the banking history of all the countries of the European Community, as well as Switzerland, Austria and Scandinavia.

Bringing together in one volume contributions by some of the most important international scholars in the field, the Handbook features a series of authoritative chapters which survey the history of banking in these countries. Each chapter also contains a history of the respective central bank and short summaries of the development of the most important banks in the country. In order to encourage further research into banking, the book includes information on established banking archives, their records and the name of the relevant contact person. The country surveys have been produced in both French and English.

Scholars and students of economic and banking history, as well as banking practitioners, will welcome this comprehensive and accessible reference tool.
Critical Acclaim
‘The Handbook is a useful reference work and has individual entries on about 150 of the largest and oldest European banks.’
– Central Banking

‘Should this book initiate a decisive move towards the conservation of archives and their access for the researcher, it would contribute to filling a gap in the field of banking history.’
– Ginette Kurgan-Van Hentenryk, Financial History Review
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Contents: Foreword (M. Pohl) 1. Austria (A. Teichova) 2. Belgium (H. Houtman Desmedt) 3. Denmark (H.C. Johansen) 4. Finland (A. Kuusterä) 5. France (A. Plessis) 6. Germany (R. Tilly) 7. Greece (M. Dritsas) 8. Iceland (O. Pálmason) 9. Ireland 10. Italy (P. Hertner) 11. Luxembourg (J.-P. Lehners) 12. The Netherlands (J. de Vries) 13. Norway (E. Lange) 14. Portugal (J. Reis) 15. Spain (G. Tortella) 16. Sweden (U. Olsson) 17. Switzerland/Leichtenstein (Y. Cassis) 18. United Kingdom (P. Cottrell)

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