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Money : A History.
Catherine Eagleton with Jonathan Williams, Joe Cribb, Elizabeth Errington and other British Museum curatorial staff members. Published by Firefly Books (USA and Canada) 1997. PB 256 pages. 186 x 246mm. Illustrated throughout, in colour, with coins, banknotes and money of all kinds - and things that look like money such as amulets and jetons from the British Museum's superb collection. Published for the opening of the HSBC Money Gallery at the British Museum.
Among the many topics covered are: the development and growth of monetary systems in Mesopotamia, Egypt and ancient Greece and Rome. Monetary systems in societies around the world - Europe during the Middle Ages, the Islamic world, China, India and elsewhere. Money as a global phenomenon.
The increasing impact of economic thought on monetary affairs.
Cover slightly marked, but internally very good and clean, almost as new.