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Swiss Banking

An Analytical History

  • Hans Bauer
  • Warren J. Blackman

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. The Mediaeval World of Banking and Currency

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Hans Bauer, Warren J. Blackman
      Pages 3-19
    3. Hans Bauer, Warren J. Blackman
      Pages 20-41
  3. The Roots of Swiss Banking

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 43-43
    2. Hans Bauer, Warren J. Blackman
      Pages 45-62
    3. Hans Bauer, Warren J. Blackman
      Pages 63-84
    4. Hans Bauer, Warren J. Blackman
      Pages 85-98
    5. Hans Bauer, Warren J. Blackman
      Pages 99-114
    6. Hans Bauer, Warren J. Blackman
      Pages 115-126
    7. Hans Bauer, Warren J. Blackman
      Pages 127-150
    8. Hans Bauer, Warren J. Blackman
      Pages 151-171
  4. The Tragedy of the Twentieth Century

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 173-173
    2. Hans Bauer, Warren J. Blackman
      Pages 175-198
    3. Hans Bauer, Warren J. Blackman
      Pages 199-220
    4. Hans Bauer, Warren J. Blackman
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    5. Hans Bauer, Warren J. Blackman
      Pages 256-257
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 258-264

About this book

Introduction

In this volume the authors provide a survey and an examination of the roots of Swiss banking in order to explain the phenomenal success of Switzerland's banks. Contrary to the conventional wisdom, Swiss banking did not originate with the exiled Hugenot bankers of Geneva. Centuries before Louis XIV, Basle had become a principal banking centre although it was not yet part of the Swiss Confederation. From historical beginnings to contemporary comparative analysis, the book offers an authoritative explanation and analysis of the success of the Swiss banks.

Keywords

banking capitalism development economy money success Switzerland

Authors and affiliations

  • Hans Bauer
    • 1
  • Warren J. Blackman
    • 2
  1. 1.Swiss Bank CorporationSwitzerland
  2. 2.The University of CalgaryCanada

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