Money in Africa
Catherine Eagleton, Harcourt Fuller, John Perkins
British Museum, 2009 - Business & Economics - 74 pages
Featuring 12 papers from the 'Money in Africa' conference held at the British Museum, this volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to consider the role that money and trade plays in our understanding of African history. It covers the pre-colonial and colonial currencies of Africa, including copper, cowry shells, and beads.
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