Professor Rebecca L. Spang
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Ms. Alex R. Tipei

Lecture titles and links to readings

What is money?
What is the history of money?
Special money and general equivalents
Money and value

The "ancient economy" debate
Money and the ancient state
Money and the fall of Rome
A monetary dark age?
Cites, coinage, and the commercial revolution
Religion, culture, and commerce in the Middle Ages
Did capitalism have a "spirit"?
International trade and the price revolution
The many moneys of the slave trade

Culture, circulation, and credit in early-modern society
Money, property, and political thought
Bubbles, banks, and schemes
Modern wealth and ancient republics

Social politics of money and the French Revolution
Money and its critics in Nineteenth-Century Europe
Money and the American Revolution
The "Bank War" and free banking
National moneys and civil wars
Populists, goldbugs, and creation of Federal Reserve
The Great War and the great inflation
Planning an economy without money
The Great Depression
Post-war history, memory, and political economy
After Bretton Woods
Review: history and money

Final Exam Review Questions


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