Aimed at the international banking community, this volume traces the history of banking from its origins in medieval Europe to the development of international banking and today's computerized technology. It explores the introduction of merchant banking and shows the extraordinary expansion of banking activity in the 19th century. Illustrations, which depict the buildings and artefacts that surround the activity of banking, show the opulence of interiors, palaces built to celebrate wealth, and the great art collections created by banking figures.
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This overview of world banking from its beginnings in the counting houses of the Italian Renaissance to its present state today is somewhat unusual--unusual for its pictures, which show a brick-and-mortar enterprise transformed into an electronic wonder, with color photographs of lavish bank architecture and illustrations of bank customs, practices, and documents. Century by century, the text chronicles commercial lending from a global perspective. The final chapter on contemporary events covers the major activities of the 1970s through 1989 that have affected the interdependent, deregulated banking industry (though it is debatable, as Green asserts, whether the Glass Steagall era has truly ended in America). Not enough depth here for the specialist, but the interested layperson, student, and history buff will enjoy this book.
- Ellen Bates, New York
Copyright 1990 Reed Business Information, Inc.
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Descrizione libro Phaidon Inc Ltd, 1989. Hardcover. Condizione libro: New. Codice libro della libreria P110714825700
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