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Bibil Identifier bibil:211975
Publication Type Book
Title (English, Long) Money in Classical Antiquity
Author von Reden, Sitta
Series Key Themes in Ancient History
Year (Publication) 2010
Year (Original (1st Edition)) 2010
Year (Copyright) 2010
Year (Reference) 2010
Library BCU/Dorigny, Lausanne
Signature UPA 66426
Place 737(3):3
Department Antiquité
Publishing house Cambridge University Press
Place Cambridge
ISBN 978-0-521-45952-5
Edition number 1
Language English
Pages xxi Pages
237 Pages
height in cm 23
Genre Original
Abstract This is the first book to undertake a comprehensive analysis of the impact of money on the economy, society and culture of the Greek and Roman worlds. It uses new approaches in economic history to explore how money affected the economy in antiquity and demonstrates that the crucial factors in its increasing influence were state-formation, expanding political networks, metal supply and above all an increasing sophistication of credit and contractual law. Covering a wide range of monetary contexts within the Mediterranean over almost a thousand years (c.600 BC–AD 300), it demonstrates that money played different roles in different social and political circumstances. The book will prove an invaluable introduction to upper-level students of ancient money, while also offering perspectives for future research to the specialist.
Keywords Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Numismatics
Thesaurus BiBIL : Unbound Keywords : Economy
Thesaurus BiBIL : Milieu : Graeco-Roman World : History and Civilization
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