Money: A History Paperback – 14 May 2007
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"It is easier to write about money than to acquire it..." Voltaire "This volume will...make an excellent reference book for all decent libraries....it is also to be recommended as a handsome addition to individual coffee table collections." History Today"
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Catherine Eagleton and Jonathan Williams are curators at the British Museum, specialising in modern money and Roman and Iron Age coins respectively.
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The book features over 550 beautiful color and black-and-white illustrations, with essays covering ancient and modern coinage in global perspective, and relating the moral, political, religious, and social meanings inevitably associated with so powerful a force. Highly recommended as an excellent introduction to a complex subject, or just for enjoyable and informative browsing.
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This book is an excellent reference work that is well written and easy to follow. It can be used as a starting point for further research, with an annotated Further Reading section and a guide to money museums around the world. Apart from its utility as a reference work and research resource, the book can be read on its own by any reader interested in taking a look at the history of money. This would be a useful reference book in any community, high school, or college library.
The book was reissued in 2007, on the tenth aniversary of its original publication.
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