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The Athenian Empire: Using Coins as Sources

by: Kallet, L. Kroll, J.H.

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Category: New Books
Code: 26846
ISBN-13: 9781107686700 / 978-1-107-68670-0
ISBN-10: 1107686709 / 1-107-68670-9
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication Date: 2020
Publication Place: Cambridge
Binding: Paper
Pages: 173
Book Condition: New
Comments: Part of Guides to the Coinage of the Ancient World

Coinage played a central role in the history of the Athenian naval empire of the fifth century BC. It made possible the rise of the empire itself, which was financed through tribute in coinage collected annually from the empire's approximately 200 cities. The empire's downfall was brought about by the wealth in Persian coinage that financed its enemies. This book surveys and illustrates, with nearly 200 examples, the extraordinary variety of silver and gold coinages that were employed in the history of the period, minted by cities within the empire and by those cities and rulers that came into contact with it. It also examines how coins supplement the literary sources and even attest to developments in the monetary history of the period that would otherwise be unknown. This is an accessible introduction to both the history of the Athenian empire and to the use of coins as evidence.

Presents a new narrative of the Athenian empire with an emphasis on its economic and monetary foundations and drawing heavily on significant recent research
Includes images of nearly 100 Greek coinages that illuminate the detailed history of Aegean Greece in the fifth century BC
Written accessibly for undergraduate students and their instructors

Table of Contents
1. Introduction
2. The Silver Owl Coinage of Athens
3. Coinages of the Allied Cities
4. Numismatic Narratives in the Pentecontaetia, 479-431 BC
5. The Archidamian War, 431-421 BC
6. The Peace of Nikias and the Rethinking of Monetary Policy, 421-413 BC
7. The Ionian War and Loss of Empire, 412-404 BC
8. Epilogue: From Tribute to Taxation.

 
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The Athenian Empire: Using Coins as Sources

by: Kallet, L. Kroll, J.H.

  • ISBN-13: 9781107686700 / 978-1-107-68670-0
  • ISBN-03: 1107686709 / 1-107-68670-9
  • Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, 2020

Price: 22,26 EURO

1 copy in stock