The House of Rothschild in Spain, 1812–1941

López-Morell, Miguel A.
Date published: 
November 2012

Amongst the ranks of capitalists who drove European industrialisation in the nineteenth century, the Rothschilds where amongst the most dynamic and the most successful. Whilst their business interests were of a global nature, this book explores the specific case of Spain, where the House of Rothschild had extensive investments, particularly in the mining and railway sectors. By exploring crucial questions regarding the structure, extent and impact of the Rothschilds Spanish operations, not only do we learn much more about the working of one of the leading financial institutions and the development of the Spanish economy, but a greater understanding of the broader impact of international finance and the flow of capital in the nineteenth century is achieved.