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Author Blanchard, Ian.

Title Russia's 'Age of Silver' (Routledge Revivals) : Precious-Metal Production and Economic Growth in the Eighteenth Century
Published London : Routledge, 2014
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Description 1 online resource (450 pages)
Series Routledge Revivals
Routledge revivals.
Contents Cover; Half Title; Title Page; Copyright Page; Original Title Page; Original Copyright Page; Table of Contents; List of figures; List of maps and plans; List of tables; Acknowledgements; Part One International Precious-Metal Production and Distribution 1670-1770; 1 The South and Central American mining 'crisis'; 2 The European producers' response; Part Two Russia. Precious-Metal Production and Economic Development; 3 Russia. Precious-metal production; 4 Russia. Money supply; 5 Russia. Economic growth; Part Three Russian Silver and International Specie Markets in the Eighteenth Century
6 Conclusion. Russian silver and international specie markets in the eighteenth centuryAppendices; Appendix 1 Russia. Precious-metal and copper production; Appendix 2 Russia. Monetary stocks, prices, transactions demand and national income; Notes and references; Bibliography; Index of places; Index of persons; Index of subjects
Summary First published in 1989, Russia's 'Age of Silver' represents a major contribution to the history of the international economy during the eighteenth century, challenging old prejudices and establishing the importance of Russian precious-metal production. Ian Blanchard examines the nature of the Central and South America specie crisis of 1670 to 1760, and the response of European precious-metal producers. He highlights the rise of the Russian copper industry to a position of world supremacy, and the Siberian gold and silver mines to 'old world' supremacy. The study explains why R
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Subject Export controls -- Russia -- History -- 18th century
Gold industry -- Russia -- History -- 18th century
Precious metals -- Russia -- History -- 18th century
Silver industry -- Russia -- History -- 18th century
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS -- Industries -- General.
Economic history.
Economic policy.
Export controls.
Gold industry.
Precious metals.
Silver industry.
Russia -- Economic conditions -- To 1861.
Russia -- Economic policy
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 131767801X