Journals Higher Education



Published: 07 May 2012

352 Pages | 9 Tables, black & white, 6 Maps

8.5 x 5.4 inches

ISBN: 9780719050398

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Money in the medieval English economy 973-1489

J.L. Bolton

Published by Manchester University Press

Manchester Medieval Studies MUP

  • First modern survey of how money worked within the medieval English economy
  • Covers a 500-year period from late Anglo-Saxon England to the beginning of the early modern period, providing wide teaching coverage
  • Establishes changes in the money supply as one of the key variables in the workings of the economy between 973 and 1489
  • Modern economic theories and contemporary medieval evidence are used side by side in explanations of changes
  • New approaches are taken to questions of when a money economy emerged in medieval England and the role of monetary deflation in the supposed economic crisis of the later middle ages