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The Resource Stuff and money in the time of the French Revolution, Rebecca L. Spang, (electronic resource)

Stuff and money in the time of the French Revolution, Rebecca L. Spang, (electronic resource)

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Stuff and money in the time of the French Revolution
Title
Stuff and money in the time of the French Revolution
Statement of responsibility
Rebecca L. Spang
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Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"This book writes a new history of money. It uses one of the most infamous examples of monetary innovation, the assignats--a currency initially defined by French revolutionaries as circulating land--to demonstrate that money is as much a social and political mediator as it is an economic instrument. Following the assignats from creation to abandonment, the book focuses on the slippages that so quickly arose between policies and practice, between intentions and outcomes. Stuff and Money is also a new history of the French Revolution, one in which an ever-widening gap between enunciated ideals and the actual functioning of daily life drove political radicalization. Wed to the idea that liberty required both political freedom and economic de-regulation, revolutionary legislators extended free trade to include even money"--Provided by publisher
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1961-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Spang, Rebecca L.
Dewey number
332.4/94409033
LC call number
HG978
LC item number
.S65 2015
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Money
  • Assignats
  • Money
  • Money
  • Monetary policy
  • France
  • France
  • France
Label
Stuff and money in the time of the French Revolution, Rebecca L. Spang, (electronic resource)
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-340) and index
Contents
The time of the debt -- The money of liberty -- Making money -- Liberty of money -- Civil wars in France -- The revolution that would not end -- Taking the Old Regime out of circulation -- Conclusion: Money and history
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001403964
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780674047037
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014013838
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001403964
Label
Stuff and money in the time of the French Revolution, Rebecca L. Spang, (electronic resource)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 279-340) and index
Contents
The time of the debt -- The money of liberty -- Making money -- Liberty of money -- Civil wars in France -- The revolution that would not end -- Taking the Old Regime out of circulation -- Conclusion: Money and history
Control code
OCM1bookssj0001403964
Dimensions
unknown
Isbn
9780674047037
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alkaline paper)
Lccn
2014013838
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(WaSeSS)bookssj0001403964

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