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Money and Its Use in Medieval Europe

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ISBN-10: 0521375908

ISBN-13: 9780521375900

Edition: N/A

Authors: Peter Spufford

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This is the first 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…    
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Book details

List price: $60.99
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 9/21/1989
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 484
Size: 6.81" wide x 9.72" long x 1.02" tall
Weight: 1.870
Language: English

List of maps
List of tables
List of graphs
Acknowledgements
Introduction
Before the Commerical Revolution
Roman-Barbarian discontinuity
The appearance of the denier and the revival of trade
'Feudel' deniers and 'viking' dirhams
Saxon silver and the expansion of minting
The Commercial Revolution of the Thirteenth Century
New silver c.1160-c.1330
The balance of payments and the movement of silver
European silver and African gold
New mints
Ingots of silver
New money
The place of money in the commercial revolution of the thirteenth century
The Late Middle Ages
The victory of gold
The scourage of debasement
The money of Europe around 1400
The bullion-famines of the Late Middle Ages
Money on the eve of the price revolution
Conclusion
Appendices
Coin index
General index