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The social life of money in the English past

Author: Deborah M Valenze
Publisher: New York : Cambridge University Press, 2006.
Edition/Format:   Print book : English
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"In an age when authoritative definitions of currency were in flux and small change was scarce, money enjoyed a rich and complex social life. Deborah Valenze shows how money became involved in relations between people in ways that moved beyond what we understand as its purely economic functions. This highly original investigation covers the formative period of commercial and financial development in England between  Read more...
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Genre/Form: History
Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Deborah M Valenze
ISBN: 0521852420 9780521852425 0521617804 9780521617802
OCLC Number: 61879611
Description: xv, 308 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Introduction : the social life of money, ca. 1640-1770 --
1. Coins of the realm : the development of a demotic sense of money --
2. The phantasm of money : the animation of exchange media in England, ca. 1600-1770 --
3. Circulating mammon : attributes of money in early modern English culture --
4. Refuge from money's mischief : John Bellers and the Clerkenwell workhouse --
5. Quarrels over money : the determination of an acquisitive self in the early eighteenth century --
6. The measure of money : equivalents of personal value in English law --
7. The price of people : rethinking money and power in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries --
8. Money makes masteries : the triumph of the monetary self in the long eighteenth century.
Responsibility: Deborah Valenze.
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A study of how people understood and used money from 1630 to 1800 in England. Deborah Valenze shows how money became involved in relations between people in ways that moved beyond what we understand  Read more...

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