Money and Its Use in Medieval Europe, Issue 1993

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Cambridge University Press, Sep 21, 1989 - Business & Economics - 484 pages
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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Contents

Before the Commercial Revolution
11
The Appearance of the Denier and the Revival of Trade
31
Feudal Deniers and Viking Dirhams
57
Saxon Silver and the Expansion of Minting
76
The Commercial Revolution of the Thirteenth Century
111
The Balance of Payments and the Movement of Silver
134
European Silver and African Gold
165
New Mints
189
The Scourge of Debasement
291
The Money of Europe around 1400
321
The BullionFamines of the Later Middle Ages
341
Money on the Eve of the Price Revolution
365
Conclusion
380
The Coins Most Commonly in Use in the Middle Ages
399
Money of Account
413
Production at Some Later Medieval Mints
417

Ingots of Silver
211
New Money
227
The Place of Money in the Commercial Revolution of the Thirteenth Century
242
The Late Middle Ages
269

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