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|All Authors / Contributors:||
John F Chown
|Description:||ix, 369 p. ; 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.|
"The book is excellent as a chronicle of events. It is a useful reference volume on monetary history, with the virtue of being well readable cover to cover.."