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Frederic C. Lane and Reinhold C. Mueller, in the first volume of Money and Banking in Medieval and Renaissance Venice, discuss Venice's economic achievement in terms of the complex system the city's inhabitants developed to manage moneys of account and coins. Money merchants of Venice developed a system whereby a premium attached to moneys of account acted as a stabilizing force and allowed merchants to engage in long-term trade. This system, according to the authors, helped establish Venice as a dominant city-state in international trade and exchange. This book outlines the development and success of this system through 1508. At the time it was first published, this book made a significant contribution to the history of money and economics by underscoring the large role that Venice played in the economic history of the West and the ascendance of capitalism as a structuring force of society.

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  1. Cover
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  1. Half Title
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  1. Title Page
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  1. Dedication
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  1. Copyright
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  1. Contents
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  1. List of Illustrations
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  1. List of Tables
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  1. Preface
  2. pp. xiii-xvii
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  1. List of Abbreviations
  2. pp. xix-xx
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  1. PART I: The Background
  1. 1. What Money Is and Was
  2. pp. 3-15
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  1. 2. Seigniorage and International Flows of Silver and Gold
  2. pp. 16-23
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  1. 3. Recoinager: Evaluations And Devaluations
  2. pp. 24-35
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  1. 4. Bimetallism and Multiple Monetary Standards
  2. pp. 36-43
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  1. 5. Metallicv Alues And Exchange Values
  2. pp. 44-64
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  1. 6. The Rise of Bankers
  2. pp. 65-89
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  1. 7. Venice's Place In Monetary History
  2. pp. 90-102
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  1. PART II: Venice’a Moneys, Bullion Market, and Mint
  1. 8. The First Coins And Moneys of Account
  2. pp. 105-133
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  1. 9. The Bullion Trade And Market Organization
  2. pp. 134-160
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  1. 10. The Mint's Products, Purchases, and Prices
  2. pp. 161-185
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  1. 11. Communal Revenue
  2. pp. 186-203
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  1. 12. Within the Mint
  2. pp. 204-254
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  1. PART III: The Genesis and Persistence of Bimetallism
  1. 13. Competing Moneys And Venice's First Bimetallics Tandard
  2. pp. 257-285
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  1. 14. The Rise of Gold
  2. pp. 286-313
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  1. 15. The Restructuring of Venice's Monetary System
  2. pp. 314-332
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  1. 16. The Multiplication of Moneys of Account
  2. pp. 333-363
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  1. 17. The Fall of Gold
  2. pp. 364-379
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  1. 18. Devaluations of the Silver Money
  2. pp. 380-415
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  1. 19. Foreign Exchange during the Fall of Gold
  2. pp. 416-465
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  1. 20. The Mobility and Utility of Europe’s Moneys of Account
  2. pp. 466-484
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  1. 21. Motivations in Venetian Monetary Policy
  2. pp. 485-491
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  1. Appendix A. Mint Charges
  2. pp. 493-530
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  1. Appendix B. Volume and Rate of Production
  2. pp. 531-549
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  1. Appendix C. Silver and Copper Prices
  2. pp. 550-563
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  1. Appendix D. Domestic Exchange
  2. pp. 564-616
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  1. Appendix E. Silver: Special Problems
  2. pp. 618-622
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  1. Appendix F. The “Quindexena”
  2. pp. 623-625
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  1. Appendix G. Documents
  2. pp. 626-635
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  1. Bibliography
  2. pp. 637-670
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  1. Index
  2. pp. 671-684
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  1. Backad
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  1. About the Author
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Additional Information

ISBN
9781421436104
Related ISBN
9781421436098
MARC Record
OCLC
1131888700
Launched on MUSE
2019-12-20
Language
English
Open Access
Yes
Funder
Mellon/NEH / Hopkins Open Publishing: Encore Editions
Creative Commons
CC-BY-NC-ND
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