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Urban public debts, urban government and the markets for annuities in Western Europe (14th–18th centuries)

Marc Boone UGent, Karel Davids and Paul Janssens UGent (2003) Studies in European Urban History (1100-1800). 3.
abstract
The essays in this volume offer a state-of-the-art analysis of a heretofore somewhat neglected part of financial history: the way in which urban governments in Western Europe during the late Middle Ages and early Modern Times handled the public debts their cities were confronted with. The technical aspects of the sale of annuities (renten, rentes) may have already been abundantly studied, but the links with social and political history still needed to be tackled. Who bought these annuities and thus participated in sharing the burden and profits which were likely to arise from them? What were their motives? How did the obvious links with urban elites work? And, perhaps most significantly, how did these occasional sales evolve into a structural way of linking financially important private persons with public finances, in the context both of cities and of growing states, since often the cities needed the money on a short-term basis in order to accomplish their own financial obligations toward 'the state'. Participants in the colloquium where a large number of the essays were first presented represent in the first place the urban strongholds of Europe in the period under scrutiny: the Low Countries and Northern and Central Italy, but the Swiss cities, the cities of Aragon, London and papal Rome are also considered.
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editor
UGent, Karel Davids and UGent
organization
year
type
bookEditor
publication status
published
subject
keyword
financial history
series title
Studies in European Urban History (1100-1800)
volume
3
pages
VI, 221 pages
publisher
Brepols
place of publication
Turnhout, Belgium
ISBN
9782503513836
language
English
UGent publication?
yes
classification
B3
VABB id
c:vabb:302356
VABB type
VABB-3
id
1173587
handle
http://hdl.handle.net/1854/LU-1173587
date created
2011-02-27 20:03:48
date last changed
2017-01-02 09:54:18
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  abstract     = {The essays in this volume offer a state-of-the-art analysis of a heretofore somewhat neglected part of financial history: the way in which urban governments in Western Europe during the late Middle Ages and early Modern Times handled the public debts their cities were confronted with. The technical aspects of the sale of annuities (renten, rentes) may have already been abundantly studied, but the links with social and political history still needed to be tackled. Who bought these annuities and thus participated in sharing the burden and profits which were likely to arise from them? What were their motives? How did the obvious links with urban elites work? And, perhaps most significantly, how did these occasional sales evolve into a structural way of linking financially important private persons with public finances, in the context both of cities and of growing states, since often the cities needed the money on a short-term basis in order to accomplish their own financial obligations toward 'the state'. Participants in the colloquium where a large number of the essays were first presented represent in the first place the urban strongholds of Europe in the period under scrutiny: the Low Countries and Northern and Central Italy, but the Swiss cities, the cities of Aragon, London and papal Rome are also considered.},
  editor       = {Boone, Marc and Davids, Karel and Janssens, Paul},
  isbn         = {9782503513836},
  keyword      = {financial history},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {VI, 221},
  publisher    = {Brepols},
  series       = {Studies in European Urban History (1100-1800)},
  title        = {Urban public debts, urban government and the markets for annuities in Western Europe (14th--18th centuries)},
  volume       = {3},
  year         = {2003},
}

Chicago
Boone, Marc, Karel Davids, and Paul Janssens, eds. 2003. “Urban Public Debts, Urban Government and the Markets for Annuities in Western Europe (14th–18th Centuries).” Studies in European Urban History (1100-1800). Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols.
APA
Boone, Marc, Davids, K., & Janssens, P. (Eds.). (2003). Urban public debts, urban government and the markets for annuities in Western Europe (14th–18th centuries). Studies in European Urban History (1100-1800). Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols.
Vancouver
1.
Boone M, Davids K, Janssens P, editors. Urban public debts, urban government and the markets for annuities in Western Europe (14th–18th centuries). Studies in European Urban History (1100-1800). Turnhout, Belgium: Brepols; 2003.
MLA
Boone, Marc, Karel Davids, and Paul Janssens, eds. “Urban Public Debts, Urban Government and the Markets for Annuities in Western Europe (14th–18th Centuries).” Studies in European Urban History (1100-1800) 2003 : n. pag. Print.