Read e-book online Alessandro Torlonia: The Pope’s Banker (Palgrave Studies in PDF

By Daniela Felisini

ISBN-10: 3319419978

ISBN-13: 9783319419978

This e-book presents a brilliant biography of a towering Italian banker, pioneer and entrepreneur. It weaves the entrepreneurial ventures of Alessandro Torlonia (1800-1886) in the course of the narratives of industrial and politics in the 19th century, the expansion of eu monetary markets and the decline of Papal strength throughout the Italian Risorgimento. The dialogue is based in rigorous historical examine utilizing unique assets comparable to the Archivum Secretum Vaticanum papers and different respectable records; the information of the Torlonia kinfolk, and of the Rothschild financial institution in Paris; memoirs; correspondences, and newspapers. via this booklet readers examine that Alessandro Torlonia used to be a guy of many faces, who used to be essentially the most complicated and influential characters of Italian monetary existence within the 19th century. Felisini additionally offers knowledgeable critique of the monetary historical past of the papacy: a space of heightened curiosity given the notoriety of family among the Holy See and its bankers within the 20th and twenty-first centuries. Focal subject matters equivalent to the background of eu elites and the historical past of eu monetary markets can have an interdisciplinary attraction for students and researchers.

 

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