Author: Jack Weatherford

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 9780307556745

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

View: 8979

In his most widely appealing book yet, one of today's leading authors of popular anthropology looks at the intriguing history and peculiar nature of money, tracing our relationship with it from the time when primitive men exchanged cowrie shells to the imminent arrival of the all-purpose electronic cash card. 320 pp. Author tour. National radio publicity. 25,000 print. From the Hardcover edition.
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From AD 800

Author: John F Chown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134775784

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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This book presents a detailed and surprising history of money from Charlemagne's reform in approximately AD800 to the end of the Silver Wars in 1896. It also summarizes twentieth century developments and places them in their historical context.
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Author: Duncan Connors

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1783163119

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 784

View: 300

A History of Money looks at how money as we know it developed through time. Starting with the barter system, the basic function of exchanging goods evolved into a monetary system based on coins made up of precious metals and, from the 1500s onwards, financial systems were established through which money became intertwined with commerce and trade, to settle by the mid-1800s into a stable system based upon Gold. This book presents its closing argument that, since the collapse of the Gold Standard, the global monetary system has undergone constant crisis and evolution continuing into the present day.
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Author: Alexander Del Mar

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 0898750628

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

View: 6428

This book covers the history of money and finance. It is the result of fifteen years of research by the author, Alexander Del Mar, in great libraries and coin collections of Europe. He traced the historical development in all ages of which any coinage or other numismatic remains exist. He reveals in the great states of antiquity that money was a pillar of the constitution, its usage, its meaning in different countries at different times and how private coinage originated. It describes it's physical component and the discussion about its value, whether the value of money constitutes the metal or paper from which it is made or its numerical relation, and what governmental body should control this.
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The History of Money

Author: Gerry Bailey,Felicia Law

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756516765

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

View: 9288

Presents a history of money and coinage from the time of bartering through the most recent uses of checks and credit cards for making monetary transactions.
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Author: Alan Pauls

Publisher: Klett-Cotta

ISBN: 3608100407

Category: Fiction

Page: 272

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Ein Stahlunternehmer stirbt bei einem Helikopterabsturz, sein randvoll mit Geld gefüllter Aktenkoffer verschwindet ohne jede Spur. Unfall oder Überfall? Im letzten Teil von Alan Pauls Argentinien-Trilogie bedingt Geld alles: Großzügigkeit und Gewalt, Kapitalflucht und Strafe, Traum und Korruption. Nicht nur in der Öffentlichkeit, in der die wildesten Hypothesen über den Absturz kursieren, auch im Leben des Erzählers dreht sich alles um das liebe Geld. Sein Vater verdient ein Vermögen beim Pokern und ist im Labyrinth der Finanzspekulationen zu Hause wie ein Fisch im Wasser. Seine Mutter hingegen heiratet wieder und verprasst ihr kleines Erbe für einen aufwendigen Lebensstil und ein Sommerhaus, das den letzten Cent verschlingt. Und der Erzähler muss am Ende immer dafür bezahlen – in jeglicher Hinsicht. Schulden, für die niemand einsteht, undokumentierte Darlehen, absurde Investitionen und geheime Geschäfte. »Geschichte des Geldes« ist eine intensive und dringliche Betrachtung von menschlichem Verlust und verborgenen Ökonomien.
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Author: Dana Meachen Rau

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1433933802

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 7514

Discusses money's roots in the barter system, what people in the past used as currency, and what modern currency looks like.
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(2nd edition)

Author: Vincent Lannoye

Publisher: Vincent Lannoye

ISBN: 1507845901

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 502

View: 4027

Money is the key to learning economics. If the monetary system is well understood, it will clarify seemingly impenetrable economic events. The History of Money for Understanding Economics is indeed the indispensable reference to decrypt economics, and it does so in an enthralling way, from antiquity to the present day, with readily accessible language. This book answers questions such as: How did money and banking appear? Why did gold coins vanish after circulating for centuries? What is inflation? What is the IMF? The History of Money for Understanding Economics also explains new interpretations of history that have underscored how monetary changes have catalyzed events from the fall of the Roman Empire to World War II and beyond. Considering such past monetary influences, Lannoye challenges the reader with a monetary innovation to speed up the economy (and finance a green economy).
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From Bartering to Banking

Author: Martin Jenkins

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763674125

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

View: 9589

With clarity and humor, Martin Jenkins and Satoshi Kitamura take readers on a fascinating tour of the history of money. What can take the form of a stone with a hole in the middle, a string of shells, a piece of paper, or a plastic card? The answer is money, of course. But when did we start using it? And why? What does money have to do with writing? And how do taxes and interest work? From the Stone Age to modern banking, this lighthearted and engaging account traces the history of the stuff that makes the world go round.
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Author: N. J. Mayhew

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc

ISBN: 9780471385356

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 290

View: 3358

"Like an underground stream which rarely comes to the surface but which nevertheless irrigates the countryside through which it flows, sterling runs through British history, from the Conquest up to the present day." With this passage, Nicholas Mayhew begins his fascinating look at one of the worlds most storied, influential currencies. Sterling: The History of a Currency is both an absorbing account of the global impact of currency throughout the second millennium and an entertaining primer in financial history and theory. Mayhew traces the path of sterling from its genesis around 1080, during the rule of William the Conqueror, through latter-day struggles to hold its own amidst the global retreat from precious metals standards and the still-developing Euro. Tales of laborers and merchants interweave with those of knights and kings to reveal the social fabric of European society in 1500. Passages from Adam Smiths 1776 classic The Wealth of Nations outline early but fundamental principles of banking. The dramatic increase in the early nineteenth-century supply of sterling, accompanied by its equally dramatic fall in value, is explored, and the evolution of money from silver and gold through paper, plastic, and electronic impulses is contrasted with social movements that have changed our need for, and relationship with, money. "Sterling, like the English landscape, has evolved over the centuries, reflecting and sometimes leading to changes in the nations history, and also generating a sense of unchanging stability of fundamental importance to the national psyche." The history of sterling is nothing less than the history of England and the world. Sterling tells that story with all the vividness and drama which its topic so richly deserves. This profound book also travels far into the heart of mankinds physical and emotional relationship to currency. Whether you are a student of finance, history, psychology,or sociology, Sterling will leave you with a new appreciation for the central role a currency plays in the development of a nationand the almost human qualities that currency often assumes as it ages, sometimes gracefully and sometimes fitfully, over the years and centuries. Through the prism of one of the worlds venerated currencies . . . A fascinating portrait of world history War . . . peace . . . prosperity . . . famine . . . throughout each of these historical phenomena, the common denominator is mankindand money. Sterling: The History of a Currency traces the incredible history of England and the world over the past centuries through the ebb and flow of its chief currency, the pound sterling. From the eleventh-century Domesday Book, with its surprisingly accurate accounting of the population and wealth of England, to the final days of the twentieth century, Sterling describes how England and its omnipresent standard of currency first ruled the globe, then struggled to find a place in an expanding, increasingly complex environment. Detailed photographs strikingly illustrate the lineage of English money over the past century while historical references, quotes, facts, and tales vividly portray the centuries-long partnership of England and sterling in the formation of a culture. More than a simple recitation of economic facts and figures, Sterling represents a vibrant, lifelike portrait of the people and events that make up one of historys great nationsand the currency that was instrumental in its formation. As workers and farmers toiled to acquire it, merchants and landowners struggled to amass it, and kings and financiers conspired to control it, sterling wrote its own tale. It is a tale of money, power, and life itself, and one that bears scrutiny as we begin our new century.
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Author: Alexander Del Mar

Publisher: Sagwan Press

ISBN: 9781377169644

Category: History

Page: 42

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1450 to 1920

Author: Pierre Vilar

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781844674787

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

View: 6526

“A work of sweeping scholarship, it is impressive and welcome in English.”—The Economist
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Economics of Money, History of the Rupee

Author: Sashi Sivramkrishna

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1351997483

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 490

View: 1894

In Search of Stability seeks to understand the economics of money through a narrative on the history of the rupee. The period delineated for study is from the time of introduction of the rupee by Sher Shah Suri in 1542 up to 1971, the year which marked the beginning of the end of the Bretton Woods era and a fixed exchange rate regime. The underlying thread that runs through the narrative is the positive economics of money and history of the rupee. This is a book that explains what happened rather than raising normative questions on what ought to have happened or what could have been a more appropriate monetary system for India. The economics of money also draws us into understanding the evolution of monetary instruments through history and their impact on the economy. These instruments cannot be separated from the institutions that develop and are developed by them. A digression into a study of the origins, nature and development of some of the most important monetary institutions in India has therefore been included in this study. While standards of living have risen enormously, money has struggled to maintain its value across place and time, without definitive success. This has brought with it crises and severe hardship to entire societies; a lesson which the history of the Indian rupee unequivocally reveals.
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Author: Patricia Armentrout

Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781571031181

Category: Money

Page: 24

View: 2386

Examines the history of money, including the barter system, early trade in North America, unusual types of money such as huge stone disks and salt bars, and the first paper money.
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Staging the History of Money

Author: Rafaël Francis David Amadeus Newman

Publisher: University Press of Amer

ISBN: 9780761812524

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 198

View: 9506

The Visible God examines the semiotics of wealth, in its various representations, in select works from the ancient Greco-Roman comic tradition represented by Aristophanes and Plautus and from the tradition's inheritors in two later periods through Lucian and Shakespeare. Using diverse literary-critical and sociological methods of reading, the book suggests that in this criticism comedy performs a self-censoring function, a sort of "recontainment" whereby the emancipatory energies of a given item on the agenda for social change may be altered, within a text's rhetorical economy, even as the utopian possibilities of that change, the fantasies of a more equitable distribution of wealth or a more just transmission of patrimony that it gives rise to, can be exploited, to often robust comic effect. This book contributes to the fields of classical studies and comparative literature, melding the studies of rhetoric, Marxist sociological methodology and psychoanalytic approaches to investigate the early configuration of an economic allegory still at work in western culture, broadening a traditional area of inquiry: the roots of modern western literature in the productions of Greece and Rome.
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On Monetary Theory and the History of Currency Systems

Author: Peter Spahn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662043580

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

View: 4020

This book deals with the evolution of monetary systems. Firstly, it argues that money forms a constitutional element in any private-ownership economy, estab lishing a nominal-standard order for the market behaviour of individual agents. The market economy is basically a payment society where money structures and values economic activities, and performs itself as a market asset. The use of re sources and the production of commodities are governed by calculations in mone tary values which subordinate production and employment to the logic of asset markets. The "veil" of money cannot be withdrawn, as a matter of fact and in theoretical analysis, without changing the economic order of society. Money originates from a credit relation between market agents, thus spot payments re place intertemporal exchange. Problems of low trust and information in mutual economic relations are projected onto the money medium in a monetary economy, thereby enhancing its efficiency and dynamics. The rate of interest is not related to time; it is the price for maintaining the agents' solvency in the current period, and it determines a positive rate of return on capital and production. Secondly, the book shows that network externalities in the use of money led to monopoly solutions in the national and hegemonic leader-follower relations in the international economy.
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Author: Julie Haydon

Publisher: Black Rabbit Books

ISBN: 9781583407806

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 32

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Simple text and colorful pictures enhance this study of the history of money.
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Author: Roberta Basel

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736853965

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

View: 2833

"Explains how commerce and money have evolved from bartering to currencies to electronic money"--Provided by publisher.
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