MONEY AND ITS LAWS: EMBRACING A HISTORY OF MONETARY THEORIES, AND A HISTORY OF THE CURRENCIES OF THE UNITED STATES
Item #: 66511
Pages: xl, 623 pp.
Published: OE; H.V. and H.W. Poor; Reprinted in 2009.
Subjects: LEGAL HISTORY
Paying particular attention to positive and customary law,Poor traces the history of money from biblical times to the1870s. More than a chronicle, this book is an ambitious workof economic theory. Though the book was generally considereda failure from a theoretical point of view, it was alwaysesteemed for its legal perspective and review of theliterature. To quote an early review in the February 1878issue of the Atlantic Monthly, it gives the reader "all thatis worth listening to in any noted writer on money fromAristotle down to the present time...The entire freedom withwhich the author deals with the greatest reputations makeshis work extremely 'lively reading;' and even those whodisagree with him cannot fail to find it entertaining"(266).Reprinted by The Lawbook Exchange, Ltd.Distributed by William S. Hein & Co., Inc.
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