Mining, Money and Markets in the Early Modern Atlantic

Digital Approaches and New Perspectives

  • Renate Pieper
  • Claudia de Lozanne Jefferies
  • Markus Denzel

Part of the Palgrave Studies in Economic History book series (PEHS)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Introduction

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 1-1
    2. Renate Pieper, Claudia de Lozanne Jefferies, Markus Denzel
      Pages 3-15
  3. Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 17-17
    2. Peter Bernholz
      Pages 19-28
  4. Mining

  5. Money

  6. Markets

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 363-368

About this book


This volume documents recent efforts to track the transformation and trajectory of silver during the early modern period, from its origins in ores located on either side of the Atlantic to its use as currency in the financial centres of continental Europe. As a point of comparison, copper mining and its monetary use in the early modern Atlantic World will also be considered. Contributors rely mainly on economic and economic history methodologies, complemented by geographical and cultural history approaches. The use of novel software applications as tools to explain economic-historical episodes is also detailed.


Mining history Early modern Atlantic history Financial history Copper mining in Mexico Demand for Mercury Mining technology History of commodity prices Silver as currency Natural resource economics Credit-money systems Numismatics Economic geography Historical econometrics Bullion Currency history

Editors and affiliations

  • Renate Pieper
    • 1
  • Claudia de Lozanne Jefferies
    • 2
  • Markus Denzel
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute of HistoryUniversity of GrazGrazAustria
  2. 2.Department of EconomicsCity, University of LondonLondonUK
  3. 3.Historisches Seminar Lehrstuhl fürUniversität LeipzigLeipzigGermany

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