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Encyclopedia of Money

by Larry Allen

This illustrated volume tells the story of money, from early barter commodities to today's ubiquitous credit card. Three hundred plus entries describe the innovations, experiments, triumphs, and disasters in the development of viable media of exchange. Individual entries spotlight international monetary systems, hyperinflation, monetary debacles, fiscal controls and the gold standard. Written for non-specialists, the book avoids technical jargon and mathematics as it explains the mechanisms and intricacies of its subject.

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