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In 1985 Frederic C. Lane and Reinhold C. Mueller published the magisterial Money and Banking in Medieval and Renaissance Venice, volume 1: Coins and Moneys of Account. Now, after ten years of further research and writing, Reinhold Mueller completes the work that he and the late Frederic Lane began. The history of money and banking in Venice is crucial to an understanding of European economic history. Because of its strategic location between East and West, Venice rapidly rose to a position of preeminence in Mediterranean trade. To keep trade moving from London to Constantinople and beyond, Venetian merchants and bankers created specialized financial institutions to serve private entrepreneurs and public administrators: deposit banks, foreign exchange banks, a grain office, and a bureau of the public debt. This new book clarifies Venice's pivotal role in Italian and international banking and finance. It also sets banking—and panics—in the context of more generalized and recurrent crises involving territorial wars, competition for markets, and debates over interest rates and the question of usury.

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  1. Cover
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  1. New Copyright
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  1. Half Title
  2. p. i
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  1. Series
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  1. Frontispiece
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Copyright
  2. p. vi
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  1. Contents
  2. pp. vii-x
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  1. List of Illustrations
  2. pp. xi-xii
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  1. List of Tables
  2. pp. xiii-xv
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xvii-xxiv
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xxv-xxvi
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  1. PART I: Local Banks and Bankers: The Institutional Side
  1. 1. From Moneychanging to Deposit Banking
  2. pp. 3-32
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  1. 2. The Supervision and Regulation of Banking
  2. pp. 33-80
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  1. 3. The Organization and Operation of Banking Enterprises
  2. pp. 81-118
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  1. PART II: The Vagaries of Deposit Banking: A History Seen Through Panics, Bankruptcies, and Liquidations
  1. 4. Bank Failures in the Trecento
  2. pp. 121-157
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  1. 5. Bank Failures in the Quattrocento
  2. pp. 158-229
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  1. 6. The Making of the Panic of 1499–1500
  2. pp. 230-251
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  1. PART III: The Money Market and Foreign Exchange
  1. 7. Florentine Merchant Bankers and Their Community
  2. pp. 255-287
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  1. 8. Exchange and the Money Market
  2. pp. 288-355
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  1. PART IV: Public Debt and Private Wealth: The Floating Debt
  1. 9. The Grain Office
  2. pp. 359-424
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  1. 10. Bank Loans to the State in the Fifteenth Century
  2. pp. 425-450
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  1. PART V: Public Debt and Private Wealth: Forced Loans and Marketable Credits
  1. 11. Venice’s Monte Vecchio
  2. pp. 453-487
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  1. 12. Criteria Employed in Assessing Patrimonies
  2. pp. 488-515
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  1. 13. Family and Finance
  2. pp. 516-543
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  1. 14. Investment by Foreigners in the Monte Vecchio
  2. pp. 544-567
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  1. Conclusion
  2. pp. 568-577
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  1. Appendix A. Local Deposit Bankers and Partnerships
  2. pp. 579-583
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  1. Appendix B. Failures of Local Deposit Banks
  2. pp. 584-586
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  1. Appendix C. Foreign Exchange in Venice during the Datini Years, 1383–1410
  2. pp. 587-609
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  1. Appendix D. Moneys of Account Revisited
  2. pp. 610-624
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  1. Appendix E. Foreign Investors in Venetian Credit Institutions
  2. pp. 626-632
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  1. Appendix F. Rates of Interest on Credit Sales, 1383–1405
  2. pp. 633-635
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  1. Appendix G. Documents
  2. pp. 636-639
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  1. Appendix H. Genealogies of the Gaddi, Soranzo, and Priuli Families
  2. pp. 640-646
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  1. Appendix I. The Value of Money and the Cost of Living
  2. pp. 648-657
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  1. Appendix J. Builders’ Wages from the Late Trecento to the Early Cinquecento
  2. pp. 658-664
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 665-691
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 693-711
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421431444
Related ISBN
9781421431420
MARC Record
OCLC
1122462284
Launched on MUSE
2019-10-07
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Funder
Mellon/NEH / Hopkins Open Publishing: Encore Editions
Creative Commons
CC-BY-NC-ND
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