A History of Money : From AD 800 book cover
1st Edition

A History of Money
From AD 800

ISBN 9780415137294
Published January 30, 1997 by Routledge
320 Pages

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Book Description

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