Money in Classical Antiquity (Key Themes in Ancient History)

Money in Classical Antiquity (Key Themes in Ancient History)

Sitta von Reden

Language: English

Pages: 260

ISBN: 0521459524

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


This is the first book to offer a comprehensive analysis of the impact of money on the economy, society and culture of the Greek and Roman World, using new approaches in economic history to explore how money affected the economy and which factors need to be considered in order to improve our understanding of ancient money. Covering a wide range of monetary contexts within the Mediterranean over almost 1000 years (c. 600 BC - AD 300) its method is comparative and specific in order to demonstrate that money plays different roles under different social and political circumstances. In line with the aim of the Key Themes Series, the book not only offers guidance to students and course directors for studying money at University level, but also some perspectives for future research to graduate students and specialists.

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