Studies in the Byzantine Monetary Economy, C. 300-1450

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Cambridge University Press, 1985 - History - 773 pages
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This book represents an attempt to depict the late Roman and Byzantine monetary economy in its fullest possible social, economic and administrative context, with the aim of establishing the basic dynamics behind the production of the coinage, the major mechanisms affecting its distribution, and the general characteristics of its behaviour once in circulation. The book consists of four main sections, on economy and society, on finance, and on the circulation and production of coinage, and has made an unrivalled contribution in the field of late classical, Byzantine and medieval economic history. The text is fully supported by the extensive quotation of translated sources, and by maps, tables and plates.
  

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Contents

Introduction I
1
The land
21
The basic geography of settlement and society
69
Comparisons
131
Anatolia The cases of Synnada and Euchaita
138
Anatolia Myriocephalum and the Pass Tzybritze
146
The budget
157
The limiting factors
221
Supervision
316
vi Irrationality
363
Administrative basis
371
History
448
vi John V to Constantine XI 13411453
536
The somionsommo
547
Preliminary observations future directions
553
Bibliographies
670

Supply
257
n Occasional inward flows
280
De Caerimoniis Treatise on imperial expeditions
304
Key to plates
711
Indexes
735
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