Bullion Flows and Monetary Policies in England and the Low Countries, 1350-1500 (Variorum Collected Studies CS 355)

Bullion Flows and Monetary Policies in England and the Low Countries, 1350-1500 (Variorum Collected Studies CS 355)

By: John H. Munro (author)Hardback

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Did 'money matter' in the economic history of medieval Europe? In these essays John Munro has pursued the controversies surrounding the monetary (not 'monetarist') history of the period, specifically in relation to England and Flanders, and the other Burgundian Low Countries, during the late Middle Ages. He argues that, without doubt, monetary factors and policies were crucial, and attempts to integrate them with other factors, themselves often of equal significance, such as demographic change or institutional controls. The focus is upon the international flow of precious metals through the region and various related economic themes: the so-called late-medieval 'bullion famine'; the relation between monetary and price changes; the role of coinage in financing warfare; 'bullionist' mint policies as both fiscal and monetary remedies for perceived economic, political, and military problems; and the consequences of warfare, war-financing, monetary policies, and related monetary problems for the two countries' commerce, finance and industries, especially those involving woollen textiles. Quelle etait la veritable importance de l'argent dans l'histoire monetaire et economique de l'Europe du Moyen Age? Au travers de ce volume, John Munro poursuit les controverses de cette periode, plus specifiquement se rapportant A l'Angleterre et aux Flandres, ainsi qu'aux autres Pays-Bas Bourguignons, vers la fin du Moyen Age. Il affirme que la politique et les facteurs monetaires etaient, sans aucun doute, d'une importance vitale et tente de les integer A d'autres parametres tout aussi significants, tels le changement demographique et les controles institutionnels. L'accent est mis sur la circulation internationale de metaux precieux dans toute la region, ainsi que sur divers themes s'y rattachant: la soit-disante 'famine d'or' du Bas Moyen Age; le rapport entre changements monetaires et changements de prix; le rA'le de la fra

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John H. Munro, University of Toronto, Canada


Contents: Introduction; An economic aspect of the collapse of the Anglo-Burgundian alliance, 1428-1442; An aspect of medieval public finance: the profits of counterfeiting in the 15th-century Low Countries; Billon-billoen-billio: from bullion to base coinage, an essay in numismatic philology; Bullionism and the bill of exchange in England, 1272-1663: a study in monetary management and popular prejudice; Mint policies, ratios, and outputs in the Low Countries and England, 1335-1420: some reflections on new data; Bullion flows and monetary contraction in late-medieval England and the Low Countries; Monnayage, monnaies de compte et mutations monetaires au Brabant A la fin du moyen A ge; Deflation and the petty coinage problem in the late-medieval economy: the case of Flanders, 1334-1484; Index.

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  • publication date: 20/02/1992
  • ISBN13: 9780860783121
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 336
  • ID: 9780860783121
  • weight: 608
  • ISBN10: 086078312X

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