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Los historiadores y los financieros de la Francia del Antiguo Régimen

Felix, J. (2016) Los historiadores y los financieros de la Francia del Antiguo Régimen. Melanges de la Ca se de Velazquez, 46 (1). pp. 21-31. ISSN 2173-1306

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Abstract/Summary

This article proposes a brief historiographical survey of works on the financiers of Ancien Regime France. It argues that the historians’ main conclusions vary according to the period they study and their main research issue (e.g. the building of the Absolute monarchy, financial crises, economic growth). It suggests that the new consensus about the social origins of the financiers does not fully clarify the question of their perception by the public and their role in the monarchy. It notes that the activities of the financiers were varied and evolved over time, and that the technical aspects of their activities remain poorly known, making it difficult to offer a simple answer to the broad question of their worth and their cost for the monarchy.

Item Type:Article
Refereed:Yes
Divisions:Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > Early Modern Research Centre (EMRC)
Faculty of Arts, Humanities and Social Science > School of Humanities > History
ID Code:63317
Additional Information:ISBN: 9788490960400
Publisher:Casa de Velázquez

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