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Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism

Christine Desan

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709572
eISBN:
9780191779800
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709572.001.0001
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Money travels the modern world in disguise. It looks like a convention of human exchange – a commodity like gold or a medium like language. But its history reveals that money is a very different ... More


Commodity money as an extreme sport: Flows, famines, debasements, and imitation pennies

Christine Desan

in Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709572
eISBN:
9780191779800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709572.003.0004
Subject:
Law, Legal History

By its very design, commodity money created problems that made it difficult to keep in circulation. Coin was a medium that held a certain metal content and traveled at a guaranteed count. But many ... More


From metal to money: Producing the “just penny”

Christine Desan

in Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
January 2015
ISBN:
9780198709572
eISBN:
9780191779800
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198709572.003.0003
Subject:
Law, Legal History

Although coin seems to be a simple medium, the experience of the English suggests that making and maintaining coin depended on an elaborate public process. Under the “free minting” system established ... More


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