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Paper and iron : Hamburg business and German politics in the era of inflation, 1897-1927

Author: Niall Ferguson
Publisher: Cambridge, England ; New York, NY, USA : Cambridge University Press, 1995.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Few economic events have had a more profound or enduring impact than the German hyperinflation of 1923, still remembered popularly as a root cause of Hitler's rise to power. Yet in recent years many historians have argued that inflationary policies were, on balance, advantageous to post-1918 Germany, both boosting growth and helping to reduce reparations. The scholarly consensus is that there was no viable  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Niall Ferguson
ISBN: 0521470161 9780521470162
OCLC Number: 30108584
Description: xiv, 539 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: 1. Golden years --
2. The sinews of war --
3. The political economy of revolution --
4. Versailles and Hamburg --
5. Relative stabilisation --
6. The failure of 'fulfilment' --
7. Dissolution and liquidation --
8. The legacy of the inflation --
Epilogue: Hitler's inflation.
Responsibility: Niall Ferguson.
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