Mints Dies And Currency

Autor: R.A.G. Carson
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136588396
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The studies assembled in this volume are dedicated to the memory of Albert Baldein, a professional numismatist whose chief interest lay in helping other numismatists, professionals, students and collectors alike, some of whom record their appreciations here. The contributions, though they are drawn from a wide variety of fields - Greek, Roman, Dark Age, Byzantine, English, Scottish, Irish and European medieval coins, and medals - are all concerned with one or more facets of the theme set out in the title. Within the general concept, the essays deal with a diversity of subjects: * identification of mints * attribution of coins to specific mints * coinage current in particular periods * composition of groups of coins in a given series * establishment of the correct sequence of issues of such groups. The essays also demonstrate the use of particular numismatic techniques such as die-linking, the analysis of hoards and their statistics, the minute observation of changes in titulature and inscriptions and comparison of portrait styles. There is much new, exciting and well-illustrated material for numismatists, and chapters such as those on Scottish mints and Hadrian's COS III coins will be of interest to historians.

A Commercialising Economy

Autor: R. H. Britnell
Publisher: Manchester University Press
ISBN: 9780719039942
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"A commercialising economy focuses upon a formative period in the development of the English economy. Between the making of Domesday Book and the end of the thirteenth century far-reaching changes occurred in the scale and organisation of economic activity." "The volume of trade expanded and involved a greater proportion of both the population and goods produced. New financial and commercial institutions were created, more business-like attitudes became prevalent, and the market came increasingly to determine what was produced. In short economic life became more commercialised." "This book examines the course and the consequences of these changes. It considers the impact of commercialisation upon different commodities and different producers and the effect of that process upon traditional relationships between landlords and tenants. More fundamentally, it questions whether people were better off in 1300 than in 1086 and whether or not there was real economic growth over this period." "The contributors to this volume employ a range of sources and approaches to bring fresh light upon these important questions and open up a major field of historical debate. Amongst other innovations, estimates of English national income in the Middle Ages are here attempted for the first time."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

Coinage In The Roman Economy 300 B C To A D 700

Autor: Kenneth W. Harl
Publisher: JHU Press
ISBN: 9780801852916
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The premier form of Roman money since the time of the Second Punic War (218-201 B.C.), coins were vital to the success of Roman state finances, taxation, markets, and commerce beyond the frontiers. Yet until now, the economic and social history of Rome has been written independently of numismatic studies, which detail such technical information as weight standards, mint output, hoards, and finds at archaeological sites. In Coinage in the Roman Economy, 300 B.C. to A.D. 700, noted classicist and numismatist Kenneth W. Harl brings together these two fields in the first comprehensive history of how Roman coins were minted and used. Drawing on literary and documentary sources as well as on current methods of metallurgical study and statistical analysis of coins from archaeological sites, Harl presents a sweeping overview of a system of coinage in use for more than a millennium. Challenging much recent scholarship, he emphasizes the important role played by coins in the overseas expansion of the Roman Republic during the second century B.C., in imperial inflationary policies during the third and fourth centuries A.D., and in the dissolution of the Roman Mediterranean order in the seventh century A.D. He also offers the first region-by-region analysis of prices and wages throughout Roman history with reference to the changing buying power of the major circulating denominations. And he shows how the seldom-studied provincial, civic, and imitative coinages were in fact important components of Roman currency. Richly illustrated with photographic reproductions of nearly three hundred specimens, Coinage in the Roman Economy offers a significant contribution to Roman economic history. It will be of interest to scholars and students of classical antiquity and the Middle Ages, as well as to professional and amateur numismatists.

Coins Of The Roman Empire

Autor: Robert Andrew Glendinning Carson
Publisher: Other
ISBN: 9780415015912
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A chronological account which forms a descriptive and detailed expostion of coinage in the Roman empire setting them in their historical background.

Mints And Money In Medieval England

Autor: Martin Allen
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 1107014948
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A definitive study of coin production in medieval England, tracing the development, significance and wider context of mints and money.

The Unbound Prometheus

Autor: David S. Landes
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521534024
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For over thirty years David S. Landes's The Unbound Prometheus has offered an unrivalled history of industrial revolution and economic development in Europe. Now, in this updated edition, the author reframes and reasserts his original arguments in the light of debates about globalisation and comparative economic growth. The book begins with a classic account of the characteristics, progress, and political, economic and social implications of the Industrial Revolution in Britain, France and Germany. Professor Landes here raises the much-debated question: why was Europe the first to industrialise? He then charts the economic history of the twentieth-century: the effect of the First World War in accelerating the dissolution of the old international economy; the economic crisis of 1929–32; Europe's recovery and unprecedented economic growth following the Second World War. He concludes that only by continuous industrial revolution can Europe and the world sustain itself in the years ahead.

A History Of London

Autor: Walter Besant
Publisher: BoD – Books on Demand
ISBN: 3867413800
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Reprint of the textbook on the history of London, from the foundation to the reign of George II, illustrated with many pictures and maps. Originally published in 1894.