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Lending to the Borrower from Hell:
Debt, Taxes, and Default in the Age of Philip II
Mauricio Drelichman & Hans-Joachim Voth

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"Assembling a truly remarkable database of the national accounts of sixteenth-century Castile, Lending to the Borrower from Hell takes a hard quantitative look at the fiscal position of Philip II of Spain, the world's first serial defaulter. This accessible and engaging book uses clever and comprehensive methods to make novel findings and turn conventional wisdom on its head. It will have a significant impact on economic history and far beyond."--Mark Dincecco, University of Michigan

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