Title: Money and Power in Anglo-Saxon England
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: New
This innovative book integrates historical and numismatic research to explore who made early medieval coinage, who used it and why. Series: Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series. Num Pages: 370 pages, 147 b/w illus. 2 maps 10 tables. BIC Classification: 1DBKE; 3F; HBJD1; HBLC; WCF. Category: (P) Professional & Vocational. Dimension: 231 x 154 x 26. Weight in Grams: 540. . 2014. Reprint. Paperback. . . . . Books ship from the US and Ireland. Bookseller Inventory # V9781107669697
Synopsis: This groundbreaking study of coinage in early medieval England is the first to take account of the very significant additions to the corpus of southern English coins discovered in recent years and to situate this evidence within the wider historical context of Anglo-Saxon England and its continental neighbours. Its nine chapters integrate historical and numismatic research to explore who made early medieval coinage, who used it and why. The currency emerges as a significant resource accessible across society and, through analysis of its production, circulation and use, the author shows that control over coinage could be a major asset. This control was guided as much by ideology as by economics and embraced several levels of power, from kings down to individual craftsmen. Thematic in approach, this innovative book offers an engaging, wide-ranging account of Anglo-Saxon coinage as a unique and revealing gauge for the interaction of society, economy and government.
Recensione: "This is a well-crafted, rigorously researched book, supported by an extensive bibliography. Naismith uses all of the evidence available to explore the relationship of money and power in the Southern Kingdom in the century between the reign of Offa and the arrival of the Viking Great Army." -Tony Abramson, The Journal of British Studies
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