A History of Money

A History of Money

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An account 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; information on the state of Japanese banking; and, the changes in the financial scene in the US.show more

Product details

  • Hardback | 950 pages
  • 156 x 232 x 38mm | 1,259.98g
  • University of Wales Press
  • Wales, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Revised
  • 3rd Revised edition
  • 0708317170
  • 9780708317174
  • 406,826

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'...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 Journalshow more

About Glyn Davies

Glyn Davies was Emeritus Professor of the University of Wales and formerly Economic Adviser to Julian Hodge Bank Limited, Director of the Bank of Wales and Senior Economic Adviser to the Secretary of State for Wales.show more

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