A History of Money: From AD 800

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Psychology Press, 1994 - Business & Economics - 306 pages
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This book presents a detailed and surprising history of money from Charlemagne's reform in approximately AD 800 to the end of the Silver Wars in 1896. It also summarizes twentieth century development and places them in their historical context.
 

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this book changed my view of monetary system and economics and society as well , i had some problem understanding some chapters, so i think it got some professional context,its a valuable book ,i recommend it to any one who likes to read about history and economics ,happy reading :-)

Contents

SOME CONCEPTS OF MONEY
9
MONEY IN EUROPE TO 1250
23
MONEY IN THE COMMERCIAL REVOLUTION
31
THE GREAT DEBASEMENT OF HENRY VIIFS
41
THE RECOINAGE OF 1696 LOCKE LOWNDES
60
FORMALISING THE UNITED KINGDOM GOLD
67
BIMETALLISM IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY
74
exports of silver and gold resulting from the operation
78
CREDIT AND THE TRADE FAIRS
123
STATES
159
THE UKUS CRISES
174
PRIVATE BANKING IN THE EARLY UNITED
181
THE BANK CHARTER ACT OF 1844 AND
191
INTRODUCTION LAND BANKS
201
THE AMERICAN REVOLUTION AND THE BIRTH
215
THE FRENCH REVOLUTION AND THE ASSIGNATS
222

MONETARY UNION IN THE NINETEENTH
83
BIMETALLISM THE UNITED STATES AND INDIA
93
SUPPORTERS AND OPPONENTS OF BIMETALLISM
101
THE EARLIER HISTORY OF MONEY
107
The Development of Credit and Banking
113
1797 TO 1821
232
THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR AND
246
SOME OTHER CASES OF INCONVERTIBLE PAPER
256
POSTSCRIPT THE EARLY TWENTIETH CENTURY
263
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JOHN F. CHOWN is the founder of JF Chown & Co., Ltd. and is also a Director of Fixed Income Research and Management, Ltd.

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