9780861591718

Money In Africa

  • ISBN 13:

    9780861591718

  • ISBN 10:

    0861591712

  • Format: Paperback
  • Copyright: 06/05/2009
  • Publisher: David Brown Book Co

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Summary

Featuring 12 papers from the 'Money in Africa' conference held at the British Museum, this volume brings together an interdisciplinary group of scholars to consider the role that money and trade plays in our understanding of African history. Ranging from the 10th century ad to the present day, the chapters cover the pre-colonial and colonial currencies of Africa, including copper, cowry shells, beads, manillas and gin; and coins, counterfeiting, banking and the symbolism of money in modern Africa.

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