By Daniela Felisini
This e-book offers a shiny biography of a towering Italian banker, pioneer and entrepreneur. It weaves the entrepreneurial ventures of Alessandro Torlonia (1800-1886) during the narratives of commercial and politics in the 19th century, the expansion of ecu monetary markets and the decline of Papal energy through the Italian Risorgimento. The dialogue is based in rigorous historical learn utilizing unique resources corresponding to the Archivum Secretum Vaticanum papers and different legitimate records; the information of the Torlonia family members, and of the Rothschild financial institution in Paris; memoirs; correspondences, and newspapers. via this e-book readers research that Alessandro Torlonia used to be a guy of many faces, who used to be probably the most advanced and influential characters of Italian fiscal lifestyles within the 19th century. Felisini additionally offers a professional critique of the monetary background 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 akin to the background of ecu elites and the historical past of eu monetary markets can have an interdisciplinary allure for students and researchers.
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