Aktuelles Heft

Das letzte Heft des Bankhistorischen Archivs, das im Franz Steiner Verlag erscheint, ist der Doppelband 41/2015/1+2. Für die Jahre 2016/17 berechnete und bezahlte Abonnements werden gutgeschrieben und zurückerstattet.

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Ulrich Lappenküper

Otto Bismarck und Emma Metzler 1851–1880

It is just as well known that Otto von Bismarck enjoyed his term as Prussia’s representative to the Diet of the German Confederation in Frankfurt from 1851 to 1859 as perhaps the most pleasant phase of his political activities, as is his intervention on behalf of Frankfurt in the course of its annexation by Prussia in 1866/67. Largely unknown on the other mehr...


Ralf Stremmel

Zwischen Partei und Bank: Max Albert Schlitter (1894–1973)

So far, little is known about second- and third-tier bank managers. Max Albert Schlitter (1894–1973) belonged to this group. As director of ‘Deutsche Bank’, he headed its branch in Bochum. Even before Hitler was appointed chancellor, Schlitter had joined the NSDAP. After 1933, he climbed the ranks and became president of the Chamber of Commerce mehr...


Anna Grodecka / Marcin Markowski

Banknotes as a Symbol of Economic and National Power

A Case Study of German, French and Italian Banknotes in the 19th and First Half of the 20th Century

Banknotes and their design play an important role in creating a nation’s identity. This paper analyzes the design of German, French and Italian banknotes in the period after the formation of national states in the 19th century until the outbreak of World War II. We take into account the economic development of these countries and relate it to banknote mehr...


Dieter Verbeck

Einführung, Nutzung und Verdrängung von Bargeld in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland

Eine historische Überblicksanalyse über deutsches Bargeld seit der DM-Währungsreform 1948 bis zur Nutzungseinschränkungs- und Abschaffungsdiskussion im Jahre 2016

This paper gives a chronological overview of the payment methods used in the Federal Republic of Germany from the currency reform of June 20, 1948, up to the recent decision to eliminate the 500-euro banknote and the implementation of a statutorily defined upper limit of 5,000 euros for cash payments. The goal of the presentation is to trace the historical mehr...



Laura Herr

Jakob Riesser – Bankier, Politiker und Wissenschaftler

The concentration process in the banking system that set in no later than in the second half of the 19th century in the German Reich brought about a lively academic debate among economists. Writings from differing political and economic perspectives took up the topic and the prevailing consensus was that the concentration was a natural and inexorable mehr...


Boris Gehlen

Bausparkassen – eine (typisch) deutsche Finanzinnovation?

The ‘Bausparkassen’ (building and loan associations) were innovations through adaption in the Schumpeterian sense because they created a new combination of existing lending and residential housing principles. From the housing market, the ‘Bausparkassen’ took over the subordinated building loan as a business principle; from the banking mehr...