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The Resource Casualties of credit : the English financial revolution, 1620-1720, Carl Wennerlind, (electronic book)

Casualties of credit : the English financial revolution, 1620-1720, Carl Wennerlind, (electronic book)

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Casualties of credit : the English financial revolution, 1620-1720
Title
Casualties of credit
Title remainder
the English financial revolution, 1620-1720
Statement of responsibility
Carl Wennerlind
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Modern credit, developed during the financial revolution of 1620»-1720, laid the foundation for England's political, military, and economic dominance in the eighteenth century. Possessed of a generally circulating credit currency, a modern national debt, and sophisticated financial markets, England developed a fiscal-military state that instilled fear in its foes and facilitated the first industrial revolution. Yet a number of casualties followed in the wake of this new system of credit. Not only was it precarious and prone to accidents, but it depended on trust, public opinion, and ultimately violence. Carl Wennerlind reconstructs the intellectual context within which the financial revolution was conceived. He traces how the discourse on credit evolved and responded to the Glorious Revolution, the Scientific Revolution, the founding of the Bank of England, the Great Recoinage, armed conflicts with Louis XIV, the Whig-Tory party wars, the formation of the public sphere, and England's expanded role in the slave trade. Debates about credit engaged some of London's most prominent turn-of-the-century intellectuals, including Daniel Defoe, John Locke, Isaac Newton, Jonathan Swift and Christopher Wren. Wennerlind guides us through these conversations, toward an understanding of how contemporaries viewed the precariousness of credit and the role of violence in the safeguarding of trust
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Wennerlind, Carl.
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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  • Credit
  • Finance
  • Economics
  • England
Label
Casualties of credit : the English financial revolution, 1620-1720, Carl Wennerlind, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The scarcity of money problem and the birth of English political economy -- The alchemical foundations of credit -- The epistemology of credit -- Capital punishment in defense of credit -- Public credit and the public sphere -- The South Sea Company and the restoration of public credit
Control code
ebr10503305
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 348 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780674062665
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote
Label
Casualties of credit : the English financial revolution, 1620-1720, Carl Wennerlind, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The scarcity of money problem and the birth of English political economy -- The alchemical foundations of credit -- The epistemology of credit -- Capital punishment in defense of credit -- Public credit and the public sphere -- The South Sea Company and the restoration of public credit
Control code
ebr10503305
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
ix, 348 p.
Form of item
electronic
Isbn
9780674062665
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Original version note
Original electronic resource
Reproduction note
Electronic resource.
Specific material designation
remote

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