War and gold : a five-hundred-year history of empires, adventures and debt / Kwasi Kwarteng.

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Published
  • London : Bloomsbury 2014
Physical description
1 online resource (424 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations.
ISBN
  • 9781408848173
  • 1408848171
  • 9781408848159
  • 1408848155
  • 9781408848166
  • 1408848163

Summary

  • Eminent historian Kwasi Kwarteng takes a unique look at the financial world and its troubled history, from the disaster that befell Spain in the 16th century to the 2008 global financial crisis. ; In the sixteenth century, Spanish conquistadors discovered the New World. The vast quantities of gold and silver would make their country rich, yet the new wealth, which was plunged into multiple wars, would eventually lead to the economic ruin of their empire. Here, historian and politician Kwasi Kwarteng shows that this moment in world history has been echoed many times, from the French Revolution to both World Wars, right up to the present day, when our own financial crisis saw many of our great nations slip into financial trouble. Kwarteng reveals a pattern of war-waging, financial debt and fluctuations between paper money and the gold standard, and creates a compelling study of the powerful relationship that has shaped the world as we know it, that between war and gold.

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University of the Arts, London: London College of Communication, Main collection 330.9 KWA
British Library: General Reference Collection, St Pancras Reading Rooms YC.2014.a.15219
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University of Cambridge Libraries: University Library: Order in West Room (Not borrowable) 2014.9.1352 Paperback issue
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University of Glasgow Library: University Library Level 6 Economics T231 KWA
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LSE Library: Main collection books HC21
University of Leicester Library: David Wilson Library, Floor 1 Blue Zone 330.9 KWA
The London Library: London Library S. Finance &c.
National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored offsite) PB5.215.425/2
National Library of Scotland: General Reading Room, Edinburgh (stored offsite) HB2.214.3.1156
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