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By Daniela Felisini

This ebook presents a brilliant biography of a towering Italian banker, pioneer and entrepreneur. It weaves the entrepreneurial ventures of Alessandro Torlonia (1800-1886) throughout the narratives of industrial 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 comparable to the Archivum Secretum Vaticanum papers and different authentic files; the documents of the Torlonia kinfolk, and of the Rothschild financial institution in Paris; memoirs; correspondences, and newspapers. via this booklet readers examine that Alessandro Torlonia was once a guy of many faces, who was once the most complicated and influential characters of Italian financial lifestyles within the 19th century. Felisini additionally presents knowledgeable critique of the monetary background of the papacy: a space of heightened curiosity given the notoriety of kinfolk among the Holy See and its bankers within the 20th and twenty-first centuries. Focal themes similar to the historical past of ecu elites and the background of eu monetary markets may have an interdisciplinary allure for students and researchers.


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