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Money and its Use in Medieval Europe

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  • Date Published: February 2011
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  • isbn: 9780511870118

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  • This is a full-scale study of the history of money, not merely of coinage, to have been written for medieval Europe. The book is not limited to one country, or to any one period or theme, but extracts the most important elements for the historian across the broadest possible canvas. Its scope extends from the mining of precious metals on the one hand, to banking, including the use of cheques and bills of exchange, on the other. Chapters are arranged chronologically, rather than regionally or thematically, and offer a detailed picture of the many and changing roles played by money, in all its forms, in all parts of Europe throughout the Middle Ages. Thus money is seen as having differing values for differing parts of individual societies. The book shows money moving and changing as a result of war and trade and other political, economic and ecclesiastical activities without regard for national barriers or the supposed separation between 'East' and 'West'.

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    ' … a major contribution to numismatic literature, and a mature achievement by a scholar whose name will be well known to most readers … It is a book to read and re-read, for it is the fruit of very wide historical learning, assimilated by an experienced monetary historian, who has thought constructively about the problems he discusses for half a life-time … Highly recommended.' Michael Metcalf, Spink's Numismatic Circular

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    • Date Published: February 2011
    • format: Adobe eBook Reader
    • isbn: 9780511870118
    • availability: This ISBN is for an eBook version which is distributed on our behalf by a third party.
  • Table of Contents

    List of maps
    List of tables
    List of graphs
    Acknowledgements
    Introduction
    Part I. Before the Commercial Revolution:
    1. Roman-Barbarian discontinuity
    2. The appearance of the denier and the revival of trade
    3. 'Feudal' deniers and 'Viking' dirhams
    4. Saxon silver and the expansion of minting
    Part II. The Commercial Revolution of the Thirteenth Century:
    5. New silver c.1160–c.1330
    6. The balance of payments and the movement of silver
    7. European silver and African gold
    8. New mints
    9. Ingots of silver
    10. New money
    11. The place of money in the commercial revolution of the thirteenth century
    Part III. The Late Middle Ages:
    12. The victory of gold
    13. The scourge of debasement
    14. The money of Europe around 1400
    15. The bullion-famines of the Late Middle Ages
    16. Money on the eve of the price revolution
    Conclusion
    Appendices
    Coin index
    General index.

  • Author

    Peter Spufford

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