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    DescriptionThe papers in this volume reassess the role of coined money in the ancient Greek world. Using new approaches, the book makes the results of numismatic as well as historical research accessible to students and scholars of ancient history. The chapters provide a wide-ranging account of the political, social, and economic contexts within which coined money was used. In Part One the book focuses on the theme of monetization and the politics of coinage, while Part Two provides a series of case studies relating to the production and use of coined money in different areas of the Greek-speaking world, including Asia Minor, Egypt, and Rhodes as well as Greece itself. The individual chapters cover a broad chronological range from Archaic Greece to Roman Egypt. The book as a whole offers fresh insights into an important aspect of the ancient Greek economy.


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    Title
    Money and Its Uses in the Ancient Greek World
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Andrew Meadows, Edited by Kirsty Shipton
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 208
    Width: 218 mm
    Height: 275 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 502 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780199271429
    ISBN 10: 0199271429
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.1
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD, HBLA, KCZ, KCBM
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1QDAG
    Ingram Theme: CULT/ITALY
    Ingram Subject Code: LC
    Libri: I-LC
    BISAC V2.8: LAN009000
    Ingram Theme: CHRN/ANCIEN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS002020
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 27830
    BISAC V2.8: BUS045000, LIT004190
    LC subject heading:
    BIC subject category V2: 1QDAG
    LC subject heading:
    DC22: 332.4938
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: HG1040
    LC subject heading:
    Thema V1.0: NHD, KCBM, KCZ, NHC
    Edition statement
    Revised ed.
    Illustrations note
    18 plates, numerous figures and tables
    Publisher
    Oxford University Press
    Imprint name
    Oxford University Press
    Publication date
    15 April 2004
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Author Information
    Kirsty Shipton is Lecturer in Ancient History at the University of Leicester and Visiting Fellow at the School of Advanced Study, University of London
    Review quote
    The volume is well-produced and the articles are thoughtful, each in its way moving us forward toward a deeper understanding of one of the most profound economic revolutions the world has known. EH.NET Book Reviews All who intend to examine Classical or Hellenistic history from the economic, social, political, or ideological perspectives, will need to read this book, whatever their level. Constantina Katsari, Classics Ireland
    Table of contents
    1. Archaic Coinage as Evidence for the Use of Money ; 2. Coinage and Democracy at Athens ; 3. The Politics of Coinage: Athens and Hellenistic Monarchy ; 4. Money, Freedom, and Empire in the Hellenistic World ; 5. The Coinage of Rhodes 408-c.190 BC ; 6. Temples, Credit, and the Circulation of Money ; 7. Money and the Elite in Classical Athens ; 8. The Politics of Monetization in Third-Century BC Egypt ; 9. Money Use among the Peasantry of Roman Egypt