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The Resource Making money in sixteenth-century France : currency, culture, and the state, Jotham Parsons

Making money in sixteenth-century France : currency, culture, and the state, Jotham Parsons

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Making money in sixteenth-century France : currency, culture, and the state
Title
Making money in sixteenth-century France
Title remainder
currency, culture, and the state
Statement of responsibility
Jotham Parsons
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Language
eng
Summary
Coinage and currency<U+0127> �abstract and socially created units of value and power<U+0127> �were basic to early modern society. By controlling money, the people sought to understand and control their complex, expanding, and interdependent world. In Making Money in Sixteenth-Century France, Jotham Parsons investigates the creation and circulation of currency in France. The royal Cour des Monnaies centralized monetary administration, expanding its role in the emerging modern state during the sixteenth century and assuming new powers as an often controversial repository of theoretical and administrative expertise. The Cour des Monnaies, Parsons shows, played an important role in developing the contemporary understanding of money, as a source of both danger and opportunity at the center of economic and political life. More practically, the Monnaies led generally successful responses to the endemic inflation of the era and the monetary chaos of a period of civil war. Its work investigating and prosecuting counterfeiters shone light into a picaresque world of those who used the abstract and artificial nature of money for their own ends. Parsons's broad, multidimensional portrait of money in early modern France also encompasses the literature of the age, in which money's arbitrary and dangerous power was a major theme.--
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Parsons, Jotham
Dewey number
332.494409031
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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Money
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Making money in sixteenth-century France : currency, culture, and the state, Jotham Parsons
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Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-318) and index
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volume
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rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Meanings of money -- Money in theory -- The structure of the argument -- The Cour des Monnaies -- The Pinatel affair -- The sovereignty of the Moneys -- Rebuilding the Monnaies -- The personnel -- The Moneys day to day -- The wars of religion and beyond -- The logic of economic regulation -- The Aristotelian heritage -- Ambition and avarice -- Sumptuary legislation -- Virtue, commerce, and regulation -- The autonomous economy -- The inflationary crisis and the reforms of 1577 -- Challenges and policies -- Henri II and Charles IX: from police to policy -- Jacques Colas and the new monetary thought -- Facing crisis: 1572-1577 -- Confronting the great inflation -- Explaining the 1577 reforms -- The great debasement and recoinage -- Money and sovereignty -- The wars of the three Henries -- Reconstruction -- A science of maxims -- Money and modernity -- The new marvels -- Crimes against the currency -- Crimes and enforcement -- The criminals: elites and upward mobility -- The criminals: artisans and downward mobility -- The criminals: women and families -- Alchemy -- Politics of enforcement -- The monetary imaginary of Renaissance France -- Gods -- The alchemical narrative -- The noble metal -- The House of the Goddess -- Monkeys -- Comedy, counterfeit, and the picaresque -- Monnaie de Singe -- Conclusion: the Court and the Queen
Control code
FIEb17667069
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 324 pages
Isbn
9780801451591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)881064908
Label
Making money in sixteenth-century France : currency, culture, and the state, Jotham Parsons
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 289-318) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier.
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent.
Contents
Meanings of money -- Money in theory -- The structure of the argument -- The Cour des Monnaies -- The Pinatel affair -- The sovereignty of the Moneys -- Rebuilding the Monnaies -- The personnel -- The Moneys day to day -- The wars of religion and beyond -- The logic of economic regulation -- The Aristotelian heritage -- Ambition and avarice -- Sumptuary legislation -- Virtue, commerce, and regulation -- The autonomous economy -- The inflationary crisis and the reforms of 1577 -- Challenges and policies -- Henri II and Charles IX: from police to policy -- Jacques Colas and the new monetary thought -- Facing crisis: 1572-1577 -- Confronting the great inflation -- Explaining the 1577 reforms -- The great debasement and recoinage -- Money and sovereignty -- The wars of the three Henries -- Reconstruction -- A science of maxims -- Money and modernity -- The new marvels -- Crimes against the currency -- Crimes and enforcement -- The criminals: elites and upward mobility -- The criminals: artisans and downward mobility -- The criminals: women and families -- Alchemy -- Politics of enforcement -- The monetary imaginary of Renaissance France -- Gods -- The alchemical narrative -- The noble metal -- The House of the Goddess -- Monkeys -- Comedy, counterfeit, and the picaresque -- Monnaie de Singe -- Conclusion: the Court and the Queen
Control code
FIEb17667069
Dimensions
25 cm.
Extent
x, 324 pages
Isbn
9780801451591
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia.
System control number
(OCoLC)881064908

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