This is the first part of a detailed annotated chronology of significant events in the history of money in the context of social, economic, political and technological developments from the dawn of civilization until the closing years of the twentieth century. Starting with the origins of money and of banking the chronology moves on to the development of coinage in Asia Minor and its extension by the conquests of Alexander and later Rome before proceeding to the start of the long history of the pound sterling. The origins of paper money in China, the re‐emergence of banking in Europe, the financial effects of various wars and conflicts and the age of exploration, and subsequent developments up to the threshold of the industrial revolution are all covered.
Davies, G. and Davies, R. (1998), "A comparative chronology of money: Part 1: From the origins of agriculture to the industrial revolution", Journal of Management History (Archive), Vol. 4 No. 3, pp. 160-185. https://doi.org/10.1108/13552529810230978
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