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The Resource The making of national money : territorial currencies in historical perspective, Eric Helleiner

The making of national money : territorial currencies in historical perspective, Eric Helleiner

Label
The making of national money : territorial currencies in historical perspective
Title
The making of national money
Title remainder
territorial currencies in historical perspective
Statement of responsibility
Eric Helleiner
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Why should each country have its own exclusive currency? Eric Helleiner offers a fascinating and unique perspective on this question in his accessible history of the origins of national money. Our contemporary understandings of national currency are, Helleiner shows, surprisingly recent. Based on standardized technologies of production and extraction, territorially exclusive national currencies emerged for the first time only during the nineteenth century. This major change involved a narrow definition of legal tender and the exclusion of tokens of value issued outside the national territory. "Territorial currencies" rapidly became bound up with the rise of national markets, and money reflected basic questions of national identity and self-presentation: In what way should money be managed to serve national goals? Whose pictures should go on the banknotes? Helleiner draws out the potent implications of this largely unknown history for today's context. Territorial currencies face challenges from many monetary innovations-the creation of the euro, dollarization, the spread of local currencies, and the prospect of privately issued electronic currencies. While these challenges are dramatic, the author argues that their significance should not be overstated. Even in their short historical life, territorial currencies have never been as dominant as conventional wisdom suggests. The future of this kind of currency, Helleiner contends, depends on political struggles across the globe, struggles that echo those at the birth of national money
Cataloging source
JSTOR
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1963-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Helleiner, Eric
Dewey number
332.4
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG221
LC item number
.H4855 2003eb
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Money
  • Money
  • Currency question
  • HISTORY
  • Currency question
  • Money
  • Money
  • Nationalstaat
  • Währung
  • Geschichte
  • Geldwezen
  • Nationale aspecten
  • Territorium
  • Histoire
  • 19e siècle
  • Question monétaire
  • Monnaie
  • Aspect politique
Label
The making of national money : territorial currencies in historical perspective, Eric Helleiner
Instantiates
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-269) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The initial transformation : from monetary heterogeneity to territorial currencies -- Two structural preconditions : nation-states and industrial technology -- Making markets : transaction costs and monetary reform -- Multiple macroeconomic and fiscal motivations -- National identities and territorial currencies -- Two nineteenth-century challenges : currency unions and free banking -- The coming of age of territorial currencies in the interwar years -- The monetary dimensions of imperialism : colonial currency reforms -- The final wave : post-1945 macroeconomic activism and southern reforms
Control code
1042219880
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 277 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501720727
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dvsps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042219880
Label
The making of national money : territorial currencies in historical perspective, Eric Helleiner
Publication
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 245-269) and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
The initial transformation : from monetary heterogeneity to territorial currencies -- Two structural preconditions : nation-states and industrial technology -- Making markets : transaction costs and monetary reform -- Multiple macroeconomic and fiscal motivations -- National identities and territorial currencies -- Two nineteenth-century challenges : currency unions and free banking -- The coming of age of territorial currencies in the interwar years -- The monetary dimensions of imperialism : colonial currency reforms -- The final wave : post-1945 macroeconomic activism and southern reforms
Control code
1042219880
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xii, 277 pages)
File format
unknown
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781501720727
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Other physical details
illustrations
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
22573/ctv2dvsps
Quality assurance targets
not applicable
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)1042219880

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