• Christine A. Desan


Making Money: Coin, Currency, and the Coming of Capitalism. Christine A. Desan, October 2014, Book. "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..." May require purchase or user account. Link Verified October 11, 2014