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.
'John Chown has written an intelligent guide to the history of money. In each section his review of the past suggests to him analogies with antecedents as well as current money experiences.' - Anna Schwartz, Economic Affairs
'A fascinating and readable history.' - Central Banking