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Alessandro Torlonia : the Pope's banker

Author: Daniela Felisini
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, Secaucus : Springer [distributor] [2016]
Series: Palgrave studies in the history of finance.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
This text provides a vivid biography of a towering Italian banker, pioneer and entrepreneur. It weaves the entrepreneurial ventures of Alessandro Torlonia (1800-1886) through the narratives of business and politics in the Nineteenth century, the growth of European financial markets and the decline of Papal power during the Italian Risorgimento.

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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Printed edition:
Named Person: Alessandro Torlonia, principe; Giovanni Torlonia, duca di Bracciano; Torlonia family.; Alessandro Torlonia, principe; Torlonia family.
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Daniela Felisini
ISBN: 9783319419985 3319419986 3319419978 9783319419978
OCLC Number: 982178793
Target Audience: Trade
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Origins and rise of the Torlonia family and bank --
Alessandro Torlonia: a passion for business --
The Pope's banker --
A banker of European stature --
Prince and entrepreneur --
Torlonia, witness to a century --
Appendix: the Torlonia family, lineage of Alessandro.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in the history of finance.
Responsibility: Daniela Felisini.


Focal topics such as the history of European elites and the history of European financial markets will have an interdisciplinary appeal for scholars and researchers.  Read more...


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