A History of Money

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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

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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.

The History of Money

From Bartering to Banking

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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.

A History of Money

From AD 800

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Author: John F Chown

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1134775784

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 320

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This book presents a detailed and surprising history of money from Charlemagne's reform in approximately AD800 to the end of the Silver Wars in 1896. It also summarizes twentieth century developments and places them in their historical context.

Cowries, Coins, Credit

The History of Money

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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.

The History of Money for Understanding Economics

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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).

The Ascent of Money

A Financial History of the World

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Author: Niall Ferguson

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440654022

Category: History

Page: 448

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A richly original look at the origins of money and how it makes the world go round Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of our financial system, from its genesis in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. What's more, Ferguson reveals financial history as the essential backstory behind all history, arguing that the evolution of credit and debt was as important as any technological innovation in the rise of civilization. As Ferguson traces the crisis from ancient Egypt's Memphis to today's Chongqing, he offers bold and compelling new insights into the rise--and fall--of not just money but Western power as well.

A History of Gold and Money

1450 to 1920

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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

Money

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Author: Joe Cribb

Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

ISBN: 9780679904380

Category: Money

Page: 63

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Full-color photos by the British Museum. "An attractive 'Eyewitness Book' with striking photos and a logically organized text describing what money is, the first coins, paper money, how money is made, and coin-collecting. Photos of current coins and bills used worldwide are of special interest."-- "Kirkus. "

A History of Money

A Novel

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Author: Alan Pauls

Publisher: Melville House

ISBN: 1612194249

Category: Fiction

Page: 224

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A major new novel from the writer Roberto Bolaño called “one of the best living Latin American writers” Alan Pauls, one of Latin American literature's rising stars, combines the intimate and the political in a novel that, although it is set in Argentina in the 1970s and ’80s, will bring to mind books like Choire Sicha’s Very Recent History and Sam Lipsyte’s The Ask in its subtle, brilliant depiction of the place of money in its protagonists’ lives. It begins with a body: a top executive of an iron and steel company dies after his helicopter, travelling toward the factory where he is due to meet with striking workers, plummets into the river. The briefcase full of money which he was carrying disappears without a trace. Accident, or assassination? And where is the money? A History of Money revolves around this event, as does the imagination and memory of the unnamed protagonist of the novel, who returns over and over to it even as he reflects on the role of money in his family and his own life. His parents are divorced: his father is a gambler who plays in all-night poker games and carries around all of his money in a wad of cash; his mother is a socialite who squanders her inherited fortune on a lavish lifestyle. Our protagonist, for his part, pays—in every sense of the word. And his individual story is echoed in the larger story of Argentina in the 1970s and ’80s, where money is everything: promise and punishment, dream and disaster. An intensely evocative novel from one of the world’s most exciting new writers. From the Hardcover edition.

The History of Money

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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.

God's Bankers

A History of Money and Power at the Vatican

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Author: Gerald Posner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 1439109869

Category: Religion

Page: 752

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A deeply reported, New York Times bestselling exposé of the money and the clerics-turned-financiers at the heart of the Vatican—the world’s biggest, most powerful religious institution—from an acclaimed journalist with “exhaustive research techniques” (The New York Times). From a master chronicler of legal and financial misconduct, a magnificent investigation nine years in the making, God’s Bankers traces the political intrigue of the Catholic Church in “a meticulous work that cracks wide open the Vatican’s legendary, enabling secrecy” (Kirkus Reviews). Decidedly not about faith, belief in God, or religious doctrine, this book is about the church’s accumulation of wealth and its byzantine financial entanglements across the world. Told through 200 years of prelates, bishops, cardinals, and the Popes who oversee it all, Gerald Posner uncovers an eyebrow-raising account of money and power in one of the world’s most influential organizations. God’s Bankers has it all: a revelatory and astounding saga marked by poisoned business titans, murdered prosecutors, and mysterious deaths written off as suicides; a carnival of characters from Popes and cardinals, financiers and mobsters, kings and prime ministers; and a set of moral and political circumstances that clarify not only the church’s aims and ambitions, but reflect the larger tensions of more recent history. And Posner even looks to the future to surmise if Pope Francis can succeed where all his predecessors failed: to overcome the resistance to change in the Vatican’s Machiavellian inner court and to rein in the excesses of its seemingly uncontrollable financial quagmire. “As exciting as a mystery thriller” (Providence Journal), this book reveals with extraordinary precision how the Vatican has evolved from a foundation of faith to a corporation of extreme wealth and power.

Indian Givers

How Native Americans Transformed the World

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Author: Jack Weatherford

Publisher: Broadway Books

ISBN: 9780307717160

Category: History

Page: 288

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"As entertaining as it is thoughtful....Few contemporary writers have Weatherford's talent for making the deep sweep of history seem vital and immediate." --Washington Post After 500 years, the world's huge debt to the wisdom of the Indians of the Americas has finally been explored in all its vivid drama by anthropologist Jack Weatherford. He traces the crucial contributions made by the Indians to our federal system of government, our democratic institutions, modern medicine, agriculture, architecture, and ecology, and in this astonishing, ground-breaking book takes a giant step toward recovering a true American history.

The Color of Money

Black Banks and the Racial Wealth Gap

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Author: Mehrsa Baradaran

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674982304

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 360

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In 1863 black communities owned less than 1 percent of total U.S. wealth. Today that number has barely budged. Mehrsa Baradaran pursues this wealth gap by focusing on black banks. She challenges the myth that black banking is the solution to the racial wealth gap and argues that black communities can never accumulate wealth in a segregated economy.

All the Money in the World

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Author: Douglas Mudd

Publisher: Harper Collins

ISBN: 0060888377

Category: Antiques & Collectibles

Page: 176

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A fascinating and unique overview of international currency, All the Money in the World vividly chronicles how political, cultural, and economic forces have shaped the development of coinage and paper currency from antiquity through today. Douglas Mudd, the Curator of the ANA (American Numismatic Association) Money Museum, describes the extraordinary diversity and beauty of monetary imagery -- an important source of cultural and historical information. This gorgeously illustrated and immensely entertaining book explains the origin and spread of coinage and paper currency. Ranging from the islands of Micronesia to Russia to the United States, All the Money in the World reveals the underlying connections between numismatic imagery and history. Appealing to both experienced numismatists and novices alike, All the Money in the World provides a visually stunning and informative look at money's vital role in shaping both our past and present -- and influencing our hopes and dreams for the future.

Coined

The Rich Life of Money and How Its History Has Shaped Us

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Author: Kabir Sehgal

Publisher: Grand Central Publishing

ISBN: 1455578509

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 336

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A New York Times and Wall Street Journal Bestseller The importance of money in our lives is readily apparent to everyone--rich, poor, and in between. However grudgingly, most of us accept the expression "Money makes the world go round" as a universal truth. We are all aware of the power of money--how it influences our moods, compels us to take risks, and serves as the yardstick of success in societies around the world. Yet because we take the daily reality of money so completely for granted, we seldom question how and why it has come to play such a central role in our lives. In Coined: The Rich Life of Money And How Its History Has Shaped Us, author Kabir Sehgal casts aside our workaday assumptions about money and takes the reader on a global quest to uncover a deeper understanding of the relationship between money and humankind. More than a mere history of its subject, Coined probes the conceptual origins and evolution of money by examining it through the multiple lenses of disciplines as varied as biology, psychology, anthropology, and theology. Coined is not only a profoundly informative discussion of the concept of money, but it is also an endlessly fascinating and entertaining take on the nature of humanity and the inner workings of the mind.