Rubens Talk Series - The Genoese Bankers to the Spanish King (Philip IV, 1621-1665) - “Those monied men”

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Rubens Talk Series - The Genoese Bankers to the Spanish King (Philip IV, 1621-1665) - “Those monied men”

Rubens Talk Series - The Genoese Bankers to the Spanish King (Philip IV, 1621-1665) - “Those monied men”

Date: Wednesday 30 June 2021
Times: 19:00 to 20:00 BST, and available to view for one week thereafter
Location: Zoom Webinar (Online)
Speaker: Dr Claudio Marsilio, Researcher, University of Lisbon 

Talk Description: During the 16th and 17th centuries, the Genoese bankers were the undeniable leaders of the credit market of the Spanish Empire. The bullion they received as pay back from the Spanish king could be sold not only to private economic agents but also to public mints all over Europe. In this talk, Claudio Marsilio will reveal that in those years, in Madrid, there were two different Genoese networks at work: the ‘old party’, with strong Spanish political connections; and the ‘new party’, supported by new Portuguese bankers. Both of them tried to take advantage from the recently signed peace treaty with England (1630), which encouraged an unexpected new commercial opportunity for all the Genoese bankers living in Madrid.

About the Speaker: Dr Claudio Marsilio is a specialist in the economic and financial history of Early Modern Europe. He works at the University of Lisbon, leading a research project on the international payments system of the 16th to 18th centuries, with a special focus on exchange rates and the bullion market. He has taught at Bocconi University, Milan, and at the Pablo de Olavide University in Seville.

Rubens Talk Series, 9 June to 21 July: To accompany our new exhibition, Rubens: Reuniting the Great Landscapes, this series of seven evening talks will explore different aspects of Rubens's extraordinary life and achievements, the fascinating social, cultural and economic circumstances of his age, and his enduring artistic legacy. 

In partnership with VISITFLANDERS.

Joining Information and Format: Series talks will be presented through Zoom Webinar. Each talk duration is 1 hour, including time for Q&A with the speaker.

Tickets can be purchased for individual talks or the entire series. Ticket holders will receive their Zoom link, Webinar ID and Passcode 24 hours in advance of each talk. 

Talk Recording: Series talks, excluding 21 July, will be recorded. Following each talk, ticket holders will be emailed a link to view the recording, which will be available for one week only.

Date & Times

Date Start Time End Time
30/06/2021 19:00 20:00

Ticket Information

Ticket type Price
Online Talk £4
Online Talk (Full Rubens Series) £15
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