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A History of Money : From AD 800 - John F Chown

A History of Money

From AD 800

Hardcover Published: 26th May 1994
ISBN: 9780415102797
Number Of Pages: 320
For Ages: 18 years old

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"A History of Money" presents a detailed history of money from Charlemagne's reform to the end of the Silver Wars in 1896. John Chown provides a summary of 20th century events and an analysis of how the past relates to present problems. He shows that most difficulties associated with money today have precedents in the past. Chown covers the great periods of monetary disputes: Henry VIII and Sir Thomas Gresham, Isaac Newton's Great Recoinage of 1696, Ricardo and the Bullion Committee Report, the battle between the banking and currency schools, and the issues of bimetallism and European monetary union in the late 19th century. The monetary theories of such diverse figures as Locke, Defoe, Swift and Sir Walter Scott are discussed as well as those of many economists. The book provides international coverage and includes material on the controversial private banking period in the United States between Independence and the Civil War.
Published in Association with the Institute of Economic Affairs

List of tables
Foreword
Money as Coin
Some Concepts of Moneyp. 9
Money in Europe to 1250p. 23
Money in the Commercial Revolutionp. 31
The Great Debasement of Henry VIII's Reignp. 41
The Recoinage of 1696 - Locke, Lowndes and Newtonp. 60
Formalising the United Kingdom Gold Standardp. 67
Bimetallism in the Nineteenth Centuryp. 74
Monetary Union in the Nineteenth Century - The Collapse of Bimetallism in Europep. 83
Bimetallism - The United States and Indiap. 93
Supporters and Opponents of Bimetallismp. 101
The Earlier History of Moneyp. 107
The Development of Credit and Banking
Credit and the Trade Fairsp. 123
The Development of Banking and Financep. 129
The South Sea Bubble: 1720p. 138
Deposit Banking in Englandp. 148
Money and Banking in the United Statesp. 159
After the Bank Wars: The UK/US Crises of 1836 to 1839p. 174
Private Banking in the Early United Statesp. 181
The Bank Charter Act of 1844 and the Crisis of 1847p. 191
Inconvertible Paper Money
Introduction - Land Banksp. 201
John Law, Richard Cantillon, and the Mississippi Schemep. 206
The American Revolution and the Birth of the Dollarp. 215
The French Revolution and the Assignatsp. 222
The Suspension of Payments: 1797 to 1821p. 232
The American Civil War and the Greenbacksp. 246
Some Other Cases of Inconvertible Paper Moneyp. 256
Postscript - The Early Twentieth Centuryp. 263
Notesp. 272
Bibliography and bibliographical notesp. 273
Indexp. 291
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ISBN: 9780415102797
ISBN-10: 0415102790
Audience: Professional
For Ages: 18 years old
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 320
Published: 26th May 1994
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 24.11 x 16.28  x 2.85
Weight (kg): 0.64
Edition Number: 1

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