The autor deals with the need for researches based on the connection of private and public capital in the functioning of the royal finances in Catalonia of the 16th-century. B. Hernandez describes the existence of a powerful private sector of business-men that contacted with the fiscal administrators in order to face the monetary necessities of the Monarchy. This article analyzes the frequency of credit contracts negociated though bills of exchange dispatched on the fairs of Lyons and the associated speculative mechanisms that allow to evaluate the importance of fiscal and mercantile factors thats had intervened in the royal financial system in Catalonia. © 1997, Instituto Figuerola de Historia y Ciencias Sociales, Universidad Carlos III de Madrid. All rights reserved.
|Journal||Revista de Historia Economica - Journal of Iberian and Latin American Economic History|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 1997|