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Table of Contents
 
 
 
 
 
PENGUIN BOOKS
HOUSE OF ROTHSCHILD
Born in Glasgow in 1964, Niall Ferguson is Fellow and Tutor of Modern History at Jesus College, Oxford, as well as a political commentator and author. His previous publications include
The House of Rothschild: Money’s Prophets,
1798-1848, now a Penguin paperback,
The Pity of War,
and the bestselling book
Virtual History: Alternatives and Counterfactuals.
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First published in the United States of America by Viking Penguin,
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Published in Penguin Books 2000
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Copyright © Niall Ferguson, 1998
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This is the second of two volumes of
The House of Rothschild.
In Great Britain
The House
of Rothschild
was published as one volume by Weidenfeld & Nicolson
under the title
The World’s Banker: The History of the House of Rothschild.
 
THE LIBRARY OF CONGRESS HAS CATALOGED
 
eISBN : 978-1-101-15357-4
1. Rothschild family. 2. Bankers—Europe biography. 3. Business people—
Europe biography. 4. Europe—Politics and government. I. Title.
HG1552.R8F-41868
332.1’092’2—dc21
 
 

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FOR LACHLAN
ILLUSTRATIONS IN THE TEXT
1.i: Anon.,
Der 99ste Geburtstag der Groβmutter, Fliegende Blätter
(c. 1848). Source: Fuchs,
Juden in der Karikatur,
p. 146.
1.ii: Anon., ONE OF THE BENEFITS OF THE JEWISH
EMANCIPATION.
Source: Fuchs,
Juden in der Karikatur,
p. 55.
2.i: The weekly closing price of French 3 per cent and 5 per cent rentes, 1835-1857. Source:
Spectator.
3.i: The profits of the Naples house, 1849-1862 (ducats). Sources: AN, 132 AQ 13 and 14; Gille,
Maison Rothschild,
vol. II, pp. 573f.
3.ii: Profits as a percentage of capital at N. M. Rothschild & Sons, Barings and Schröders, 1850-1880. Sources: RAL, RFamFD/13F; Ziegler,
Sixth great power,
pp. 373-8; Roberts, pp. 527-35.
3.iii:
Das goldene Kalb
(1862). Source: Cowles,
Rothschilds,
p. 136.
3.iv:
Ferrières:
Auf
der groβen Jagd bei’m Rothschild
(1862). Source: Wilson,
Rothschild,
19th plate.
4.i: The Prussian-Austrian yield gap (Austrian minus Prussian bond yields), 1851-1875. Source: Heyn, “Private banking and industrialisation,” pp. 358-72.
4.ii: M. E. Schleich,
Rothschild’s Kriegsbereitschaft, Ein humoristisches Originalblatt, Münchener
Punsch, 19. Nr. 20 (May 20, 1866). Source: Herding, “Rothschilds in der Karikatur,” illustration 16. (Marburg Universitätsbibliothek.)
5.i: Baron Lionel de Rothschild (The Modern Croesus), The Period
(July
5, 1870). Source: Rubens,
“Rothschilds in caricature,” plate XVII.
6.i: The weekly closing price of French 3 per cent rentes, 1860-1877. Source:
Economist.
7.i: Max Beerbohm,
A quiet evening in Seymour Place. Doctors consulting whether Mr Alfred may, or may not, take a second praline before bedtime.
Source: Cowles, Rothschilds, p. 172.
8.i: C. Léandre,
Dieu protège Israel, Le Rêve
(April 1898). Source: Herding, “Rothschilds in der Karikatur,” p. 55, illustration 28. (Stadt- und Universitätsbibliothek, Frankfurt am Main.)
8.ii: Lepneveu,
Nathan Mayer ou l‘origine des milliards,
cover of
Musée des Horreurs
, no. 42 (c. 1900). Source: Herding, “Rothschilds in der Karikatur,” illustration 30. (Museum fur Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg.)
8.iii: “Coin” Harvey,
The English Octopus: It Feeds on Nothing but Gold! (1894).
Source: Harvey,
Coin’s financial school,
p. 215.
8.iv: Max Beerbohm,
A quiet morning in the Tate Gallery
( 1907). Source: Rubens, “Rothschilds in caricature,” plate XXI.
8.v: Christian Schöller,
Die Kinder Israels ziehen ins Gelobte Land, um eine Republik zu gründen
(1848). Source: Herding, “Rothschilds in der Karikatur,” illustration 26. (Historisches Museum der Stadt Wien).
8.vi: Anon.,
Auszug der Juden aus Deutschland!, Politischer Bilderbogen,
Nr. 17 (1895). Source: Herding, “Rothschilds in der Karikatur,” illustration 27. (Sammlung Germania Judaica, Cologne.)
9.i: Combined Rothschild capital, selected years (£ thousand). Source: see appendix 2, table c.
9.ii: Average annual Rothschild profits (combined houses), selected periods (£ thousand). Source: see appendix 2, table c.
12.i: The weekly closing price of Russian 5 per cents, 1860-1900. Source:
Economist.
13.i:
Potted Peers: Lord Rothschild,
“The whole of the British capital having been exported to the South Pole as a result of the Budget Revolution, Lord Rothschild flies from St Swithin’s Lane and succeeds in escaping to the Antarctic regions disguised as a Penguin,”
Westminster Gazette
(1909). Source: Rothschild,
Dear Lord Rothschild,
illustration 21.
TABLES
ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS
A full list of acknowledgements appeared in the first volume of
The House of Rothschild.
I would nevertheless like to take this opportunity to thank Barbara Grossman, Molly Stern and everyone else at Penguin Putnam for their work in preparing both halves of the American edition.
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