Dangerous and Dishonest Men: The International Bankers of Louis XIV’s France by Guy Rowlands
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Overview: At the start of the eighteenth century Louis XIV needed to remit huge sums of money abroad to support his armies during the War of the Spanish Succession. This book explains how international bankers moved French money across Europe, and how the foreign exchange system was so overloaded by the demands of war that a massive banking crash resulted.
Genre: Non-Fiction > History