Table of contents

  1. Seung Woo Kim
  2. Joshua R. Hendrickson
  3. Massimo Amato, Luca Fantacci
  4. Michael Schiltz
  5. Atish Ghosh, Anne-Marie Gulde, Holger Wolf
  6. Anders Ögren
  7. Richard C. K. Burdekin
  8. Emmanuel Mourlon-Druol
  9. François R. Velde
  10. George Selgin
  11. Kenneth Mouré
  12. Esteban Pérez Caldentey, Matías Vernengo

About this book


This handbook provides a comprehensive overview of the state-of-art research in the field of monetary history. The authors comprise a collection of leading academics from universities worldwide. Thanks to its unrivaled breadth both in time (from antiquity to the present) and geographical coverage (from Europe to the Americas, Asia, and Africa), the volume is set to become a key reference for historians, economists, and social scientists with an interest in the subject. The handbook reflects the existing variety of scholarly approaches in the field, from the history of monetary thought to the political economy of monetary institutions, from cultural perspectives on money to theoretically driven macroeconomic history. Section 1 examines the commodity money era (from ancient times to the nineteenth century) and Section 2 deals with the fiat money era (nineteenth and twentieth centuries). The volume also provides readers with a survey of existing datasets for the study of money and currency in historical perspective.  


Money Currency Numismatics Bank of Issue Central Bank Capital Market Money exchange Money supply Finance Banking

Editors and affiliations

  • Stefano Battilossi
    • 1
  • Youssef Cassis
    • 2
  • Kazuhiko Yago
    • 3
  1. 1.Dpt of Economic History & InstitutionsUniversidad Carlos III MadridMadridSpain
  2. 2.RSCAS/Dpt of History and CivilizationEuropean University InstituteFlorenceItaly
  3. 3.School of CommerceWaseda UniversityShinjuku-kuJapan

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Economics and Finance Reference Module Humanities and Social Sciences
  • Online ISBN 978-981-10-0622-7
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Finance, Business & Banking