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Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance

Political Economy in the Habsburg Monarchy 1750–1774

The Contribution of Ludwig Zinzendorf

Authors: Adler, Simon

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  • Uncovers the historiography on the Habsburg monarchy and its government, on the Zinzendorf brothers, and on the role of eighteenth century economic thinkers in state administrations
  • Showcases a comparative approach and discusses Zinzendorf’s economic interpretation of the French writings of Jean-Francois Melon and Vincent de Gournay
  • Explains how Zinzendorf operated in government as a financial expert and a sophisticated promoter of political economy
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Political Economy in the Habsburg Monarchy is an important study of the contribution of Austrian Enlightenment economist Ludwig Zinzendorf to the political economy of the Habsburg monarchy in the mid eighteenth century. Simon Adler provides the first comprehensive analysis, and first ever study in English, of the development of Zinzendorf’s thinking on the economy, commerce and, above all, state finances. Political Economy in the Habsburg Monarchy shows the extent to which Zinzendorf’s insights were part of the wider European movement dedicated to understanding political economy as an independent and important activity. It establishes Zinzendorf, a protégé of the State Chancellor Wenzel Anton Kaunitz, as a pivotal figure in the development of Austrian economic and financial policies during the 1750s and 1760s and explains how he challenged cameralism using the most advanced European economic ideas, notably from French writers around Vincent de Gournay. This book is based upon wide-ranging research of primary sources and comprehensive coverage of secondary literature and adds significantly to the ongoing historiographical turn towards political economy in the eighteenth century.

About the authors

Simon Adler received his doctorate in history from the University of Cambridge, UK, and his masters in economics from the College of Europe, Bruges, Belgium. He is a business entrepreneur in the pharmaceutical industry and a Visiting Research Fellow at the Austrian Academy of Sciences. Prior to healthcare, he was working in Corporate Finance at European and US investment banks.

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​“Simon Adler has produced an impressive and important book on the eighteenth century Habsburg monarchy. Political Economy in the Habsburg Monarchy is a very serious contribution to the subject with novel content. Ludwig Zinzendorf‘ssignificance and his abilities come over powerfully.” (Derek Beales, Sidney Sussex College, University of Cambridge, UK)
“A model study in intellectual history focussing on the transfer of political economy from Western to Central Europe in the mid-eighteenth century with Ludwig Zinzendorf as the Habsburg monarchy’s pioneer in both theory and practice.” (Grete Klingenstein, University of Graz, Austria)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

Table of contents (7 chapters)

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eBook $89.00
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Political Economy in the Habsburg Monarchy 1750–1774
Book Subtitle
The Contribution of Ludwig Zinzendorf
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in the History of Finance
Copyright
2020
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-31007-3
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-31007-3
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-31006-6
Series ISSN
2662-5164
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XV, 288
Number of Illustrations
10 b/w illustrations
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