Cloth $34.95 ISBN: 9789057420290 Published June 2000 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada

Of Mettle and Metal

From Court Jews to World-wide Industrials

B.W. de Vries

Of Mettle and Metal
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B.W. de Vries

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149 pages | 6 2/7 x 9 4/9 | © 2000
Cloth $34.95 ISBN: 9789057420290 Published June 2000 For sale only in the United States, its dependencies, the Philippines, and Canada
Contents

Preface

Chapter 1. The Metal Chain—Introduction
Chapter 2. A Fast Ascent
Chapter 3. Leffmann Behrens' Career as a Court Jew and the Development of his Firm
Chapter 4. The Court Banker's Vicissitudes: Apogee, Downfall and Resurgence
Chapter 5. The Future has a Past: Rupture and Continuity
Chapter 6. Per Aspera ad Astra

Appendices 
    A. The Genealogical Metal Chain
    B. Short Biographies of Ralph Merton (Raphael Moses) and Wilhelm (William) Merton
    C. Beer, Sondheimer & Co—A Case of Defection, Competition and Cooperation
List of Illustrations
Abbreviations
Archival and Other Unpublished Sources
Bibliography 

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