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Winton, P. (2023). Global Commodity Chains and Military Supplies during the Russo-Swedish War, 1741–1742. In: : . Paper presented at The Business of War in the Baltic Sea Region: 1520-1815, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, October 26-27, 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Global Commodity Chains and Military Supplies during the Russo-Swedish War, 1741–1742
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-109545 (URN)
Conference
The Business of War in the Baltic Sea Region: 1520-1815, University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland, October 26-27, 2023
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P20-0268The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, P18-0160
Available from: 2023-11-05 Created: 2023-11-05 Last updated: 2023-11-07Bibliographically approved
Winton, P. (2023). Lägre ämbetsmäns arbete och sociala praktik i Stockholm under 1720-talet. In: : . Paper presented at Statsformering och skriv- och räknepraktiker i det tidigmoderna Sverige, Sigtuna, 14-15 augusti, 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lägre ämbetsmäns arbete och sociala praktik i Stockholm under 1720-talet
2023 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-107675 (URN)
Conference
Statsformering och skriv- och räknepraktiker i det tidigmoderna Sverige, Sigtuna, 14-15 augusti, 2023
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, P18-0160Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, F22-0172
Available from: 2023-08-17 Created: 2023-08-17 Last updated: 2023-08-18Bibliographically approved
Winton, P. (2023). Military Supplies, Global Commodity Chains and Merchants during the Russo-Swedish War, 1741-1742. In: : . Paper presented at Baltic Connections: A Conference in Social Science History, Helsinki, Finland, June 7-9, 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Military Supplies, Global Commodity Chains and Merchants during the Russo-Swedish War, 1741-1742
2023 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-106433 (URN)
Conference
Baltic Connections: A Conference in Social Science History, Helsinki, Finland, June 7-9, 2023
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P20-0268
Available from: 2023-06-20 Created: 2023-06-20 Last updated: 2023-06-21Bibliographically approved
Winton, P. (2023). Pengar och offentligheten: Hur pengars värde förhandlades i offentliga diskussioner 1745-1800. In: : . Paper presented at Nionde Svenska historikermötet, Umeå, Sweden, 14-16 juni, 2023.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Pengar och offentligheten: Hur pengars värde förhandlades i offentliga diskussioner 1745-1800
2023 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-106434 (URN)
Conference
Nionde Svenska historikermötet, Umeå, Sweden, 14-16 juni, 2023
Funder
Riksbankens Jubileumsfond, P20-0268
Available from: 2023-06-20 Created: 2023-06-20 Last updated: 2023-06-21Bibliographically approved
Winton, P. (2023). Samuel af Söderling. Svenskt biografiskt lexikon, 173, 404-408
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Samuel af Söderling
2023 (Swedish)In: Svenskt biografiskt lexikon, Vol. 173, p. 404-408Article, review/survey (Other academic) Published
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Stockholm: Svenskt biografiskt lexikon, 2023
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-109357 (URN)
Available from: 2023-10-22 Created: 2023-10-22 Last updated: 2023-10-23Bibliographically approved
Winton, P. & Ericsson, P. (2022). Financial intermediation in Stockholm, 1720-60. In: : . Paper presented at Economic History Society Annual Conference, Robinson College, University of Cambridge, UK, April 1-3, 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Financial intermediation in Stockholm, 1720-60
2022 (English)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

In the eighteenth century, growing trade and the Swedish state's need for resources to fund war, created an expanding credit market especially in the major towns. More money and credit circulated and more people were involved in transactions. In this paper, we analyze how the market in Stockholm functioned by focusing on financial intermediation between different actors. Since the market was so large, it was impossible for participants in the market only to rely on their existing social networks to receive information about prices and availability of credit. Many also needed help with transactions. This demand for financial services created opportunities for different actors, such as government civil servants, merchants and shipping agents, to provide assistance, but also to profit from information asymmetries. In the paper, we use ledgers created by the government's Debt Office (Riksens ständers kontor) to track how financial intermediation developed over time and to investigate the different strategies actors utilized in the market. This rich source material has not been used before by research. The detailed records provide a better view of the workings of the market than previously used material such as probate inventories, business correspondence and notary archives. We can therefore present a broader and a more dynamic picture of how financial intermediation in Stockholm functioned in the eighteenth century, and to question the existing narrative that focuses on the informal character of early modern credit. This in turn allow us to make more accurate comparisons between the Swedish capital and other European financial centers in the period. Furthermore, the findings about the financial market in Stockholm clearly manifest the inseparable connections that existed between mercantile activities and the workings of the Swedish fiscal-military state.

National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-98543 (URN)
Conference
Economic History Society Annual Conference, Robinson College, University of Cambridge, UK, April 1-3, 2022
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, P18-0160
Available from: 2022-04-12 Created: 2022-04-12 Last updated: 2022-04-13Bibliographically approved
Winton, P. (2022). Lägre ämbetsmäns arbete och sociala praktik i Stockholm under 1720-talet. In: : . Paper presented at 30:e Nordiska historikermötet, Göteborg, Sweden, August 8-11, 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Lägre ämbetsmäns arbete och sociala praktik i Stockholm under 1720-talet
2022 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation with published abstract (Other academic)
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-100671 (URN)
Conference
30:e Nordiska historikermötet, Göteborg, Sweden, August 8-11, 2022
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, P18-0160
Available from: 2022-08-15 Created: 2022-08-15 Last updated: 2023-04-24Bibliographically approved
Winton, P. (2022). Servants of liquidation: the clerical staff at the First Debt Office in Sweden, c. 1719–1730. Business History
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Servants of liquidation: the clerical staff at the First Debt Office in Sweden, c. 1719–1730
2022 (English)In: Business History, ISSN 0007-6791, E-ISSN 1743-7938Article in journal (Refereed) Epub ahead of print
Abstract [en]

The extensive use of white collar workers, such as bookkeepers and clerks, played a crucial role in the formation of modern states during the early modern period. This article focuses on the formation of a Debt Office in Sweden, which was opened in 1719 in order to administer the liquidation of the debt accrued during the previous royal regime. By utilizing the available expertise that been working on the debt market, it was relatively easy for the new parliamentary rule to found the office. The office became part of the credit system when it interacted with various creditors. The clerical staff helped the market to function by providing intermediation, but their role became increasingly contentious. By examining the clerical staff, we learn how the authorities tried to build a trustworthy institution. The case thereby offers another perspective on credible commitment than research which concentrates on formal political institutions. 

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
Routledge, 2022
Keywords
Sweden, white collar work, intermediation, government debt, credible commitment
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-97718 (URN)10.1080/00076791.2022.2039632 (DOI)000782134800001 ()2-s2.0-85125901977 (Scopus ID)
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, P18-0160
Available from: 2022-03-01 Created: 2022-03-01 Last updated: 2023-12-08Bibliographically approved
Winton, P. & Pihl, C. (2022). Statsformering, krediter och Riksens ständers bank, cirka 1660–1760. In: : . Paper presented at Politiska periodiseringar: Brott och kontinuitet i svensk politisk historia från Gustav Vasa till rösträttens införande, Uppsala universitet, Uppsala, November 10-11, 2022.
Open this publication in new window or tab >>Statsformering, krediter och Riksens ständers bank, cirka 1660–1760
2022 (Swedish)Conference paper, Oral presentation only (Other academic)
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-102734 (URN)
Conference
Politiska periodiseringar: Brott och kontinuitet i svensk politisk historia från Gustav Vasa till rösträttens införande, Uppsala universitet, Uppsala, November 10-11, 2022
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, P18-0160
Available from: 2022-12-14 Created: 2022-12-14 Last updated: 2022-12-14Bibliographically approved
Winton, P. (2022). The growth of political instability and the royal coup in Sweden, c. 1760-1780. In: István M. Szijártó; Wim Blockmans; László Kontler (Ed.), Parliamentarism in Northern and East-Central Europe in the Long Eighteenth Century: Volume I: Representative Institutions and Political Motivation (pp. 261-290). London: Routledge
Open this publication in new window or tab >>The growth of political instability and the royal coup in Sweden, c. 1760-1780
2022 (English)In: Parliamentarism in Northern and East-Central Europe in the Long Eighteenth Century: Volume I: Representative Institutions and Political Motivation / [ed] István M. Szijártó; Wim Blockmans; László Kontler, London: Routledge, 2022, p. 261-290Chapter in book (Other academic)
Abstract [en]

This chapter discusses how leading noblemen in Sweden in the early 1770s no longer supported the parliamentary system that had been in place since 1719, and asks why they thought that strengthening the political role of the king could be a plausible solution to the challenges facing the Swedish realm. After all, during parliamentary rule, it was aristocrats, not royals, who were able to influence decisions on crucial issues such as government spending, the operations of the Bank of the Estates, foreign policy, and military affairs. By examining the role of credit and its function as a distributor of resources among politically important groups in society, and looking at how the credit crisis in the 1760s changed the way this distribution system worked, it is possible to shed new light on the changing ties between credit and politics in Sweden in the middle of the eighteenth century. The analysis shows that the financial problems after the Seven Years’ War, when the expansion of credit had to be halted, led to widespread criticism of the existing system of patronage and oligarchy. Financial difficulties thus decreased the effectiveness of political tools, such as the distribution of resources through the Bank of the Estates and the Debt Office, thereby making it more difficult for aristocrats to control events and to set the political agenda. Concurrently, lower-ranking groups within the estates demanded a greater say in political affairs, especially concerning fiscal issues. Tensions started to run deep between the estates, and it became increasingly difficult to find common ground. This lack of common ground made it very difficult to find compromises between the estates in order to solve financial difficulties. Privileged groups therefore looked to the king for solutions and for stability. For many aristocrats, parliamentary rule no longer brought any benefits, a situation that ultimately resulted in a lack of trust in the system and in the overthrow of the regime.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
London: Routledge, 2022
Series
Routledge Research in Early Modern History
National Category
History
Research subject
History
Identifiers
urn:nbn:se:oru:diva-101665 (URN)10.4324/9781003205555-14 (DOI)9781003205555 (ISBN)9781032071411 (ISBN)9781003205562 (ISBN)
Funder
The Jan Wallander and Tom Hedelius Foundation, P18-0160
Available from: 2022-10-05 Created: 2022-10-05 Last updated: 2022-10-05Bibliographically approved
Projects
Global Capital. Sweden and the International Credit Markets, 1760-1830 [P10-0060:1_RJ]; Uppsala UniversityScandinavia and the financial revolution in Europe, 1710-1760 [2015-02029_VR]; Uppsala University
Organisations
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