The History of Money

Author: Jack Weatherford

Publisher: Crown Business

ISBN: 9780307556745

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 304

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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.

A History of Money

From AD 800

Author: John F. Chown

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415102797

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 306

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This book presents a detailed history of money from Charlemagne's reform in approximately AD 800 to the end of the Silver Wars in 1896. It also offers a summary of 20th century events and an analysis of how the past relates to present problems. The book examines how virtually all modern difficulties associated with money have had precedents in the past. It discusses how a mercantile system developed alongside simple, metallic, medieval coinage, in a way which has important lessons for the countries now emerging from central planning. It covers the great periods of monetary disputes, Henry VIII and Sir Thomas Gresham, Isaac Newton's Great Recoinage of 1696, Ricardo and the Bullion Committee Report, the battle between the Banking and Currency schools, and the much neglected but increasingly relevant issues of bimetallism and European monetary union in the late 19th century. The authors have also published Tax Efficient Foreign Exchange Management (Cambridge, 1990); Offshore Financial Centres (Chown Banker Research Uint, 1981); and Taxation and Multinational Enterprise (Longman, 1974).

History of Money

Author: Glyn Davies

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1783162767

Category: Business & Economics

Page: N.A

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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.

Cowries, Coins, Credit

The History of Money

Author: Gerry Bailey,Felicia Law

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780756516765

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 47

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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.

A History of Money

Author: Duncan Connors

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 1783163119

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 784

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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.

The History of Money

Author: Dana Meachen Rau

Publisher: Gareth Stevens Publishing LLLP

ISBN: 1433942496

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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This book looks at the story of money from the bartering systems of long ago to today's types of currency. Also features activities in trade and bartering.

History of Money for Understanding Economics

Author: Vincent Lannoye

Publisher: Vincent Lannoye

ISBN: 1480200662

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 502

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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).

History of Monetary Systems

Author: Alexander Del Mar

Publisher: The Minerva Group, Inc.

ISBN: 0898750628

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 448

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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.

The History of Money

From Bartering to Banking

Author: Martin Jenkins

Publisher: Candlewick Press

ISBN: 0763674125

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 64

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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.

Geschichte des Geldes

Roman

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.

The History of Money

Author: Roberta Basel

Publisher: Capstone

ISBN: 9780736853965

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 24

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

The History of Currency, 1252-1894

Being an Account of the Gold and Silver Moneys and Monetary Standards of Europe and America, Together with an Examination of the Effects of Currency and Exchange Phenonmena on Commercial and National Progress and Well-being

Author: William Arthur Shaw

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: N.A

Category: Money

Page: 437

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The History of Money and Monetary Arrangements

Insights from the Baltic and North Seas Region

Author: Thomas Marmefelt

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136728252

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 232

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Today, most money is credit money, created by commercial banks. While credit can finance innovation, excessive credit can lead to boom/bust cycles, such as the recent financial crisis. This highlights how the organization of our monetary system is crucial to stability. One way to achieve this is by separating the unit of account from the medium of exchange and in pre-modern Europe, such a separation existed. This new volume examines this idea of monetary separation and this history of monetary arrangements in the North and Baltic Seas region, from the Hanseatic League onwards. This book provides a theoretical analysis of four historical cases in the Baltic and North Seas region, with a view to examining evolution of monetary arrangements from a new monetary economics perspective. Since the objective exhange value of money (its purchasing power), reflects subjective individual valuations of commodities, the author assesses these historical cases by means of exchange rates. Using theories from new monetary economics , the book explores how the units of account and their media of exchange evolved as social conventions, and offers new insight into the separation between the two. Through this exploration, it puts forward that money is a social institution, a clearing device for the settlement of accounts, and so the value of money, or a separate unit of account, ultimately results from the size of its network of users. The History of Money and Monetary Arrangements offers a highly original new insight into monetary arrangments as an evolutionary process. It will be of great interest to an international audience of scholars and students, including those with an interest in economic history, evolutionary economics and new monetary economics.

The History of Money

Author: Patricia Armentrout

Publisher: Rourke Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781571031181

Category: Money

Page: 24

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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.

The History of Money

Author: Heather Hammonds,Julie Haydon

Publisher: Macmillan Education AU

ISBN: 9780732998912

Category: Bank notes

Page: 32

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Money is what we use to pay for things, we use money to buy goods such as food, clothes and toys. We use money to pay for services such as a train ride or a visit to a doctor. We also use money to pay debts. There are different forms of money that can be used.

From Gold to Euro

On Monetary Theory and the History of Currency Systems

Author: Heinz-Peter Spahn

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 3662043580

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 220

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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.

History of Money

Author: Debra J. Housel

Publisher: Teacher Created Materials

ISBN: 9780743989664

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 28

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Each book in 8143--TIME For Kids Nonfiction Readers: Fluent Plus Kit is available in a set of six.For add-on purchases, each 6-pack includes 6 copies of this title and a lesson plan, packaged in a self-sealing vinyl bag.Word Count: 1245TCM (Teacher Created Materials) Level: 3.8Guided Reading Level: QEarly Intervention Level: 23DRA (Developmental Reading Assessment) Level: 40

A History of Gold and Money

1450 to 1920

Author: Pierre Vilar

Publisher: Verso Books

ISBN: 9781844674787

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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“A work of sweeping scholarship, it is impressive and welcome in English.”—The Economist