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A history of monetary unions

Author: John F Chown
Publisher: New York : Routledge, 2003.
Series: Routledge international studies in money and banking, 21.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Written in a readable and often enjoyable prose, A History of Monetary Unions combines historical analysis with present-day context. The book will be of great interest to students and academics involved in the study of money, banking and finance. Moreover, it is essential reading for anyone working in the financial sector."--Jacket.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: John F Chown
ISBN: 041527737X 9780415277372
OCLC Number: 50773344
Description: ix, 369 pages ; 25 cm.
Contents: The economics of currency arrangements: the principles of monetary union --
Monetary union in post-Napoleonic Europe: the key issue of bimetallism --
The silver countries, Russia and the sterling area pre-1914 --
The early twentieth century and the collapse of the gold standard: the triumph of fiat currencies --
Monetary chaos in the 1930s --
Bretton Woods and its collapse: the postwar monetary order --
The road to European Monetary Union --
Money and the collapse of communism: some monetary disunions --
The break-up of the sterling area: the contrasting experience of the French territories and some recent proposed unions --
Postwar Latin America and the Far East.
Series Title: Routledge international studies in money and banking, 21.
Responsibility: John Chown.
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In this comprehensive historical overview, the author writes about monetary unions with completeness and covers such themes as: the Gold Standard; and monetary unions in countries and areas from  Read more...

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