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This is the second of a two-part series on free digital archives featuring English ballads. It follows Eleanor’s discussion of the JISC-funded Broadside B allad Initiative at Oxford .
Updated, 26 Dec. 2012: Besides the three panels and the cash bar (!)
While following these days the news on the actions of the European Union to help the economy of Cyprus by taxing the savings of those who had hoped that they had found a safe haven I could not helping trying to see these events in a historical perspective. Was this the first action of its kind? How typical was the role of banks and the banking system in the Mediterranean world?