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Phoenix Assurance and the Development of British Insurance

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This is the first volume of a major two-part history of one of Britain's largest and longest-lived insurance ventures. For much of the nineteenth century Phoenix was the economy's biggest fire office. It pioneered the export of fire insurance and was the most committed insurer of industrial property. Though primarily a business history, the study has much wider implications. Connections between Phoenix's history and that of Britain's industrial economy in its heyday are fully exploited. Insurance records provide windows upon such issues as the wealth embodied in early industrial growth, the patterns of credit available to improving landlords, the investment required for urban expansion, the difficulties of predicting Victorian mortality, and the launching of 'invisible' exports.

Condition: Apart from a water stain at the top of the front board and slight shelf wear to the jacket the volume is in pristine condition.

Item details

PLU:
0
Author(s):
Trebilcock, Clive
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
1985
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521254140
ISBN-13:
9780521254144
Number of pages:
792
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Phoenix Assurance and the Development of British Insurance

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This is the first volume of a major two-part history of one of Britain's largest and longest-lived insurance ventures. For much of the nineteenth century Phoenix was the economy's biggest fire office. It pioneered the export of fire insurance and was the most committed insurer of industrial property. Though primarily a business history, the study has much wider implications. Connections between Phoenix's history and that of Britain's industrial economy in its heyday are fully exploited. Insurance records provide windows upon such issues as the wealth embodied in early industrial growth, the patterns of credit available to improving landlords, the investment required for urban expansion, the difficulties of predicting Victorian mortality, and the launching of 'invisible' exports.

Condition: Apart from a water stain at the top of the front board and slight shelf wear to the jacket the volume is in pristine condition.

PLU:
0
Author(s):
Trebilcock, Clive
Condition:
Used: very good
Dimensions:
8vo
Edition:
1985
Format:
Hardback
ISBN-10:
0521254140
ISBN-13:
9780521254144
Number of pages:
792
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Title:
Phoenix Assurance and the Development of British Insurance

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