Casualties of credit the english financial revolution 1620 1720 carl wennerlind on amazoncom free shipping on qualifying offers modern credit developed during the financial revolution of 1620 1720 laid the foundation for englands political. Yet a number of casualties followed in the wake of this new system of credit not only was it precarious and prone to accidents but it depended on trust public opinion and ultimately violence carl wennerlind reconstructs the intellectual context within which the financial revolution was conceived he traces how the discourse on credit . Credit makes the world go around but as recent events have shown it can also bring it crashing down by revealing credits perilous partners in early modern england among them alchemy slavery and death carl wennerlinds richly documented study boldly revises the cultural history of the financial revolution and puts our current calamities into a salutary long term perspective. A politically correct postmodern effort to discredit the english financial revolution had to emerge sometime and here it is rather than deal with the fundamental issues of finance trade and the fiscal and monetary policy that bedeviled successive regimes over the century from 1620 to 1720 carl wennerlind focuses on three successive episodes of discourse regarding credit. Casualties of credit the english financial revolution 1620 1720 article pdf available in review of political economy november 2015 with 168 reads how we measure reads
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