Call for Papers
„The blood of the State“
Early modern financial history: current researches and perspectives.
Date: 23–25 September 2009
Location: Loft of the Haus-, Hof- und Staatsarchiv, Minoritenplatz 1, 1010 Vienna
Organizer: Department of History(University of Vienna), FWF project P 18215-G08, Institute for Austrian Historical Research, Austrian State Archive
Coordination: PD Dr. Peter Rauscher, Prof. Dr. Thomas Winkelbauer
The conference seeks to debate current research projects on early modern financial his-tory and to stimulate future co-operations. Although the development of early modern European state finances will be in the focus of the symposium proposals to non Euro-pean states are welcome. The main field of interest includes the Habsburg Monarchy and its political and military rivals, especially the Ottoman Empire, France and Prussia.
Topics of interest include:
•Development, composition und administration of the finances of the princes or estates
•Finances and warfare
•Taxes and tax systems
•State finances and financial markets: Creditors, banks and financial projects
•Early modern finance theory
•Financial authorities and their members
Conference languages are German and English.
The papers presented at the conference will be reviewed and published.
For further information see the more detailed CFP in German: http://homepage.univie.ac.at/peter.rauscher/CFP_deutsch.pdf
Abstracts and short CVs (by 31 January 2009) to:
Institut für Österreichische Geschichtsforschung
Dr. Karl Lueger-Ring 1
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