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London and Paris as International Financial Centres in the Twentieth Century

Youssef Cassis and Eric Bussière


London and Paris, the world's two leading financial centres in the 19th century, experienced differing fortunes during the 20th century. While London remained an international financial centre, Paris' influence declined. Yet over the last twenty years, deregulation, internationalization, and the advent of the single currency have reactivated their competition in ways reminiscent of their old rivalry before the First World War. This book provides a long-term perspective on the development of each centre, with special attention devoted to the pre-1914 years and to the last decades of the 20th ce ... More

Keywords: deregulation, internationalization, single currency, Euro, European Union, globalization, Anglo-French relations, political history

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Print publication date: 2005 Print ISBN-13: 9780199269495
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: September 2007 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199269495.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Youssef Cassis, editor
Professor of Contemporary Economic History, University of Grenoble II, and Visiting Fellow at the London School of Economics and Politics
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Eric Bussière, editor
Professor of Contemporary European History, University of Paris-IV Sorbonne
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PART I London and Paris in Long-Term Perspective, 1890–2000

PART II ‘Golden Age’,1890–1914

PART III From Global Reach to Regional Withdrawal, 1914–1958

PART IV The Road to Globalization, 1958–1980

PART V Internationalization and Globalization, 1980–2000

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