Le Grand Parti
Fiorentini a Lione e il debito pubblico francese nel XVI secolo
2002, cm 17 x 24, viii-140 pp. con 2 tavv. f.t. di cui 1 a colori.
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A new, original study on the role Florentines played in French public finances in the mid 16th century. In 1555 the difficulties encountered by the royal treasury forced Henry II to a transaction that lead to the consolidation of a debt of more than 5 million Torinese lire. Through an accurate reconstruction of amortization mechanisms and institutional policies, emerge both the cultural modernity and contrasting attitudes of Florentine merchant-bankers.