Money and Its Use in Medieval Europe
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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Africa Almoravid began black money Bohemia bullion Burgundian Burgundian Netherlands Byzantine Carolingian Champagne circulation coinage Cologne commercial continued currency debasement denari deniers dinars dirhams ducats early Economic eleventh century England English European example exchange export fifteenth century fineness Flanders Florence Florentine florin fourteenth century France Frankia Freiberg Frisian Genoa Genoese Germany gold coins gold florin Goslar grams gros tournois grossi half hoards Hungary imitations increased ingots issued Italian Italy kings Kutna Hora large numbers later London Louis the Pious Low Countries marks medieval merchants metal mines mints Moneta monetary money of account Monnaies Montieri Netherlands North northern Numismatic paid papal Paris parisis payments Pegolotti pennies period pfennigs Philip Grierson Pisa pounds produce purchase quantities recoinage rents Rhineland royal rulers Sicily siecle silver coins silver-mines solidi Spain sterling struck surviving tenth century thirteenth century trade Tuscany twelfth century Venetian Venice weight western Europe whilst