Boom, Bust, and Beyond. New Perspectives on the 1720 Stock Market Bubble

Condorelli, Stefano; Menning, Daniel (eds.) (2019). Boom, Bust, and Beyond. New Perspectives on the 1720 Stock Market Bubble. Berlin, Boston: De Gruyter Oldenbourg

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Few financial crises, historically speaking, have attracted such attention as the Mississippi and South Sea Bubbles of 1719–20. The twin bubbles had major economic and political implications, sending shock waves through the whole of Europe; they astonished contemporaries, and, to a large extent, they still resonate today. This volume offers new readings of these events, drawing on fresh research and new evidence that challenge traditional interpretations. The chapters engage, in particular, with:

the geographical frame of the 1719-20 bubbles
their social, cultural, economic and political impact
the ways in which contemporaries understood speculation
the contributions and impact of a diverse array of participants
popular and print memorialization of the events
Overall, the volume helps to rewrite the history of the 1719–20 bubbles and to recontextualize their place within eighteenth-century history.

Item Type:

Book (Edited Volume)


06 Faculty of Humanities > Other Institutions > Walter Benjamin Kolleg (WBKolleg) > Center for Global Studies (CGS)

UniBE Contributor:

Condorelli, Stefano


300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 320 Political science
900 History
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology
300 Social sciences, sociology & anthropology > 330 Economics




De Gruyter Oldenbourg




Stéphane Orazio Maurice Condorelli

Date Deposited:

17 Oct 2019 12:53

Last Modified:

17 Oct 2019 12:53

Uncontrolled Keywords:

Financial History, Financial Crisis, Cultural History, Early Modern History, 18th-century Europe, 18th century-Saint-Domingue, Women and Investment, Causality, Theory of Finance


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