Daniela Felisini's Alessandro Torlonia: The Pope’s Banker (Palgrave Studies in PDF

By Daniela Felisini

This publication presents a bright 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 eu monetary markets and the decline of Papal energy in the course of the Italian Risorgimento. The dialogue is based in rigorous historical examine utilizing unique resources comparable to the Archivum Secretum Vaticanum papers and different reputable records; the documents of the Torlonia family members, and of the Rothschild financial institution in Paris; memoirs; correspondences, and newspapers. via this e-book readers examine that Alessandro Torlonia used to be a guy of many faces, who was once probably the most complicated and influential characters of Italian financial lifestyles within the 19th century. Felisini additionally offers a professional 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 issues comparable to the background of eu elites and the heritage of eu monetary markets can have an interdisciplinary attraction for students and researchers.


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