Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism by Christine Desan
English | Jan 27, 2015 | ISBN: 0198709579 | 496 Pages | EPUB | 3 MB
Money travels the modern world in disguise. It looks like a convention of human exchange - a commodity like gold or a medium like language. But its history reveals that money is a very different matter. It is an institution engineered by political communities to mark and mobilize resources. As societies change the way they create money, they change the market itself - along with the rules that structure it, the politics and ideas that shape it, and the benefits that flow from it.