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John Law: A Scottish Adventurer of the Eighteenth Century

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John Law: A Scottish Adventurer of the Eighteenth Century - Buchan, James
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John Law of Lauriston blazed like a meteor over Europe and America in the early eighteenth century before falling to earth. At the summit of his reputation in 1720, a period lasting just over one hundred days, Law was the most powerful man in France after the Regent, the Duke of Orleans. He was also the richest private citizen in Europe. For France, brought to the brink by the wars and extravagances of the Sun King, Louis XIV, the Scotsman's financial innovations were a lifeline, but had for consequence a stock-market boom ...

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John Law: A Scottish Adventurer of the Eighteenth Century 2019, MacLehose Press, London

ISBN-13: 9781848666085

Mass-market paperback

John Law: A Scottish Adventurer of the Eighteenth Century 2018, MacLehose Press, London

ISBN-13: 9780857053381

Hardcover