'...many fascinating historical perspectives are contained in this highly readable, new history of money' - The Financial Times' ' ... a masterful examination ... It's a helter-skelter ride through history, swooping and touching on civilization and how they did business, funded their treasuries and paid their servants including armies ...' World Money Laundering Report, Vol 15, No 1, 2004 'Davies writes with a sparkling wit, and his prose is elegant and flowing...This excellent work will be useful to economists, political scientists, and even anthropologists.' Choice '...if you are a numismatist looking for a book that will explain the economy then this is it...all I can say is Highly Recommended.' Sacra Moneta 'An erudite, well researched and comprehensive book.' Banking World '...a thoroughly good read...' Economic JournalFrom the Publisher:
This is a straight-forward, readable account, written with the minimum of jargon, of the central importance of money in the ordinary business of the life of different people throughout the ages from ancient times to the present day. It includes the Barings crisis and the report by the Bank of England on Barings Bank; up-to-date information on the state of Japanese banking and the changes in the financial scene in the US. It also touches on the US housing market and the problem of negative equity. The paradox of why more coins than ever before are required in an increasingly cashless society is clearly explained, as is the role of the Euro coin as the lowest common denominator in Europe's controversial single currency system. The final section provides evidence to suggest that for most of the world's richer countries the era of persistent inflation may well be at an end. This new edition is updated and takes account of important recent developments such as the independence of the Bank of England, the introduction of Euro notes and coins from 1st of January 2002 and developments in electronic money.
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Descripción University of Wales Press, 2002. Estado de conservación: New. Brand New, Unread Copy in Perfect Condition. A+ Customer Service! Summary: Foreword Dedication Acknowledgements Preface to the third edition 1 THE NATURE AND ORIGINS OF MONEY AND BARTER 2 FROM PRIMITIVE AND ANCIENT MONEY TO THE INVENTION OF COINAGE, 3000-600 BC 3 THE DEVELOPMENT OF GREEK AND ROMAN MONEY, 600 BC- AD 400 4 THE PENNY AND THE POUND IN MEDIEVAL EUROPEAN MONEY, 410-1485 5 THE EXPANSION OF TRADE AND FINANCE, 1485-1640 6 THE BIRTH AND EARLY GROWTH OF BRITISH BANKING, 1640- 1789 7 THE ASCENDANCY OF STERLING, 1789-1914 8 BRITISH MONETARY DEVELOPMENT IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY 9 AMERICAN MONETARY DEVELOPMENT SINCE 1700 457-548 10 ASPECTS OF MONETARY DEVELOPMENT IN EUROPE AND JAPAN 11 THIRD WORLD MONEY AND DEBT IN THE TWENTIETH CENTURY 12 GLOBAL MONEY IN HISTORICAL PERSPECTIVE 13 FURTHER TOWARDS A GLOBAL CURRENCY The epoch-making euro More coins in an increasingly cashless society The paradox of coin: rising production - falling significance Speculation and the Tobin Tax The end of inflation? Bibliography Index. Nº de ref. de la librería ABE_book_new_0708317170
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Descripción University of Wales Press, 2002. Paperback. Estado de conservación: New. book. Nº de ref. de la librería 0708317170