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Complex Life Cycles of Precious and Special Metals

Christian Hagelüken and Christina E. M. Meskers

in Linkages of Sustainability

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
August 2013
ISBN:
9780262013581
eISBN:
9780262258845
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
The MIT Press
DOI:
10.7551/mitpress/9780262013581.003.0010
Subject:
Environmental Science, Environmental Studies

This chapter discusses the production, supply and recycling of precious and special metals. It explores the optimization of life cycles of these metals, highlighting their broad range of ... More


Eponymous Coin-Names

P. M. Fraser

in Greek Ethnic Terminology

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197264287
eISBN:
9780191753978
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264287.003.0011
Subject:
Classical Studies, Literary Studies: Classical, Early, and Medieval

The ktetics of certain Greek cities were in wide circulation from an early date, with reference either to the coins of the cities or to the standard weights and values of their coinage, as used by ... More


Fear and Fortune: Spirit Worlds and Emerging Economies in the Mongolian Gold Rush

Mette M. High

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
September 2017
ISBN:
9781501707544
eISBN:
9781501708121
Item type:
book
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9781501707544.001.0001
Subject:
Anthropology, Asian Cultural Anthropology

Mongolia over the last decade has seen a substantial and ongoing gold rush. The wide-spread mining of gold looks at first glance to be a blessing for a desperately poor and largely pastoralist ... More


The Monetary Imaginary of Renaissance France

Jotham Parsons

in Making Money in Sixteenth-Century France: Currency, Culture, and the State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451591
eISBN:
9780801454981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451591.003.0007
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter argues that French literature down to the 1630s frequently thematized the social danger of money, particularly with regards to social mobility. Writers from the age of Henri II through ... More


Entrepreneurial Alchemy

in Alchemy and Authority in the Holy Roman Empire

Published in print:
2007
Published Online:
March 2013
ISBN:
9780226608563
eISBN:
9780226608570
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
University of Chicago Press
DOI:
10.7208/chicago/9780226608570.003.0004
Subject:
History, History of Science, Technology, and Medicine

This chapter examines the history of the emergence of entrepreneurial alchemy. It suggests that the alchemists' practical expertise in the extraction and refinement of precious metals made them ... More


The Cour des Monnaies

Jotham Parsons

in Making Money in Sixteenth-Century France: Currency, Culture, and the State

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2016
ISBN:
9780801451591
eISBN:
9780801454981
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Cornell University Press
DOI:
10.7591/cornell/9780801451591.003.0002
Subject:
History, European Early Modern History

This chapter examines the institutional structure of control over coinage and precious metals in France in the second half of the sixteenth century. Though coinage was overseen by the royal council, ... More


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