Making money : coin, currency, and the coming of capitalism / Christine Desan.
Oxford, United Kingdom : Oxford University Press, 2014.
xxii, 478 pages : illustrations ; 26 cm
Formatted Contents Note
Creation stories From metal to money: producing the "just penny" Commodity money as an extreme sport: flows, famines, debasements, and imitation pennies The high politics of medieval money: strong coin, heavy taxes, and the English invention of public credit The social stratigraphy of coin and credit in late medieval England Priming the pump: the sovereign path towards paying for coin and circulating credit Interests, rights, and the currency of public debt Reinventing money: the beginning of bank currency Re-theorizing money: the struggle over the modern imagination The 18th century architecture of modern money Epilogue to the 18th century: the gold standard in an era of inconvertibility Conclusion: From blood to water.
Bibliography, etc. Note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 435-456) and index.