A Cultural History of Money

A Cultural History of Money : Volumes 1-6

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"Money is a matter of functions four: a medium, a measure, a standard, a store." But money is always a medium of communication too, whether about price or about political conviction and authority, fealty, desire, or disdain.

In a work that spans 4,500 years, 54 experts chart across six volumes how money has made "the world go round" and capture money's complexities in both substance and form. Individual volume editors ensure the cohesion of the whole and, to make it as easy as possible to use, chapter titles are identical across each of the volumes. This gives the choice of reading about a specific period in one of the volumes, or following a theme across history by reading the relevant chapter in each of the six.

The six volumes cover: 1 - Antiquity (2500 BCE-500 CE); 2 - Medieval Age (500-1400); 3 - Renaissance (1400-1680); 4 - Age of Enlightenment (1680-1820); 5 - Age of Empire (1820-1920); 6 - Modern Age (1920-present).

Themes (and chapter titles) are: Money and its Technologies; Money and its Ideas; Money, Ritual, and Religion; Money and the Everyday; Money, Art, and Representation; Money and its Interpretation; Money and the Issues of the Age

The total extent of the pack is approximately 1,680 pages. Each volume opens with a Series Preface, an Introduction, and Notes on Contributors and concludes with Notes, Bibliography, and an Index.

The Cultural Histories Series
A Cultural History of Money is part of the Cultural Histories Series. Titles are available both as printed hardcover sets for libraries needing just one subject or preferring a one-off purchase and tangible reference for their shelves, or as part of a fully searchable digital library available to institutions by annual subscription or on perpetual access (see www.bloomsburyculturalhistory.com).
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Product details

  • Mixed media product
  • 175.26 x 251.46 x 96.52mm | 3,582g
  • Bloomsbury Academic
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 268 bw illus
  • 1474237398
  • 9781474237390

Table of contents

Volume 1: A Cultural History of Money in Antiquity
Edited by Stefan Krmnicek, University of Tuebingen, Germany

Volume 2: A Cultural History of Money in the Medieval Age
Edited by Rory Naismith, University of Cambridge, UK

Volume 3: A Cultural History of Money in the Renaissance
Edited by Stephen Deng, Michigan State University, USA

Volume 4: A Cultural History of Money in the Age of Enlightenment
Edited by Christine Desan, Harvard University, USA

Volume 5: A Cultural History of Money in the Age of Empire
Edited by Federico Neiburg, Federal University of Rio de Janeiro, Brazil and Nigel Dodd, London School of Economics and Political Science, UK

Volume 6: A Cultural History of Money in the Modern Age
Edited by Taylor C. Nelms, Filene Research Institute, USA and David Pedersen, University of California San Diego, USA
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About Bill Maurer

Bill Maurer is Dean of the School of Social Sciences, University of California Irvine, USA
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