Monthly Archives: December 2013

Foreign Exchange in the Middle Ages

The foundations of the modern world, especially the world of modern finance, were laid in Catholic Europe in the middle ages. In fact, a number of financial innovations developed in response to the logistics of financing crusades. The earliest known … Continue reading

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The French Revolution and the End of Chivalry

“It is now sixteen or seventeen years since I saw the queen of France, then the dauphiness, at Versailles; and surely never lighted on this orb, which she hardly seemed to touch, a more delightful vision. I saw her just … Continue reading

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