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Palgrave Studies in Economic History

Mining, Money and Markets in the Early Modern Atlantic

Digital Approaches and New Perspectives

Editors: Pieper, Renate, de Lozanne Jefferies, Claudia, Denzel, Markus (Eds.)

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  • Depicts specific aspects of mining activity, particularly in early modern Mexico (New Spain) between the 16th and 19th centuries
  • Focuses on the transformation of precious metals from bullion to currency
  • Traces the effect of changing silver quantities on prices, exchange and interest rates, in various settings on either side of the early modern Atlantic
  • Discusses the policy of the Spanish Crown to overcome the volatility of American silver mining and its repercussions on Spanish mining affairs
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This volume documents recent efforts to track the transformation and trajectory of silver during the early modern period, from its origins in ores located on either side of the Atlantic to its use as currency in the financial centres of continental Europe. As a point of comparison, copper mining and its monetary use in the early modern Atlantic World will also be considered. Contributors rely mainly on economic and economic history methodologies, complemented by geographical and cultural history approaches. The use of novel software applications as tools to explain economic-historical episodes is also detailed.

About the authors

Renate Pieper is Professor at the University of Graz, Austria. Her main fields of research are early modern economic and cultural history, the Spanish Empire and its European connections, especially cultural exchange, communication media and networks, mining, prices and state finances

Claudia de Lozanne Jefferies is Senior Lecturer in Economics at City University of London, UK. Her main fields of research are monetary and financial history.

Markus Denzel is Professor and Chair of Social and Economic History at the University of Leipzig, Germany. His main fields of research are international payments, the role of money and bills, and currency history.


Table of contents (14 chapters)

Table of contents (14 chapters)
  • Mining, Money and Markets in the Early Modern Atlantic: Digital Approaches and New Perspectives

    Pages 3-15

    Pieper, Renate (et al.)

  • Money in History Based on Precious Metals

    Pages 19-28

    Bernholz, Peter

  • Debating Sound Money in Early Modern Europe: From Dualist to Metallic Monetary Systems

    Pages 29-61

    Blanc, Jérôme (et al.)

  • Re-presenting Silver in Early Modern Europe

    Pages 63-84

    Pieper, Renate

  • A Matter of Scales: Understanding Spatial Patterns of Colonial Spanish America’s Silver Mining in the Digital Age

    Pages 87-126

    Stangl, Werner

Buy this book

eBook $109.00
price for USA in USD (gross)
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23894-0
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
  • ebooks can be used on all reading devices
  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $149.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-23893-3
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Mining, Money and Markets in the Early Modern Atlantic
Book Subtitle
Digital Approaches and New Perspectives
Editors
  • Renate Pieper
  • Claudia de Lozanne Jefferies
  • Markus Denzel
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Economic History
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-23894-0
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-23894-0
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-23893-3
Series ISSN
2662-6497
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 368
Number of Illustrations
3 b/w illustrations, 34 illustrations in colour
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