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Symbols of Power: Ten Coins That Changed the World

Symbols of Power: Ten Coins That Changed the World


作者  /  Thomas Hockenhull/ Ed.

出版社 / COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY PRESS

出版日期 / 2015/04/01

商品語言 / 英文

裝訂 / 平裝

定價 / NT$700

售價 / 66折, NT$ 462

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Money makes the world. For millennia, currencies have brought order (and disorder) to human society, directing trade, growing economies, developing national identities and religions--and spreading empires. More than ever, money's power to shape our character, our politics, and our daily lives is clear. This revelatory history of ten major currencies details how the trajectory of world civilization is bound up with the movement of money. From the earliest measures of precious metals to the global fiat currencies we use today, the evolution of the shekel, the drachma, the denarius, the florin, the franc, the mark, the rupee, the yen, the pound, and the dollar tracks closely with the rise and fall of influential rulers, governments, and imperial powers. These coins have acted as powerful symbols of political expression and continuity despite deeply disruptive social, economic, and political change. Rich with illustrations from the famous collections at the British Museum and elsewhere, this book charts the fascinating path of each coin as it has traveled throughout history.







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誠品26碼 /2681193314006
ISBN 13 /9780231174084
ISBN 10 /023117408X
EAN /9780231174084

頁數144
裝訂平裝
級別
語言英文
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