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    Money, art, and representation: the powerful and pragmatic faces of medieval coinage

    Darley, Rebecca (2019) Money, art, and representation: the powerful and pragmatic faces of medieval coinage. In: Naismith, R. (ed.) A Cultural History of Money in the Medieval Age. The Cultural Histories Series 2. London, UK: Bloomsbury Publishing, pp. 99-124. ISBN 9781474237390.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: “Money is a matter of functions four: a medium, a measure, a standard, a store.” But money is always a medium of communication too, whether about price or about political conviction and authority, fealty, desire, or disdain. In a work that spans 4,500 years, 54 experts chart across six volumes how money has made "the world go round" and capture money's complexities in both substance and form. Individual volume editors ensure the cohesion of the whole and, to make it as easy as possible to use, chapter titles are identical across each of the volumes. This gives the choice of reading about a specific period in one of the volumes, or following a theme across history by reading the relevant chapter in each of the six. The six volumes cover: 1 - Antiquity (2500 BCE-500 CE); 2 - Medieval Age (500-1400); 3 - Renaissance (1400-1680); 4 - Age of Enlightenment (1680-1820); 5 - Age of Empire (1820-1920); 6 - Modern Age (1920-present). Themes (and chapter titles) are: Money and its Technologies; Money and its Ideas; Money, Ritual, and Religion; Money and the Everyday; Money, Art, and Representation; Money and its Interpretation; Money and the Issues of the Age.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    Additional Information: This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Bloomsbury Academic, available online at the link above.
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Numismatics, art history, global Middle Ages
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy > History, Classics and Archaeology
    Depositing User: Rebecca Darley
    Date Deposited: 07 Aug 2019 12:31
    Last Modified: 09 Aug 2019 22:06
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/16745

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