Merchants and Financial Revolution: Interstate Trade, the Great Recoinage, and Shifting Scales of Money

Ellen Nye, Harvard University

Ellen Nye’s paper centers questions of monetary geography during an era of American silver. Her paper revises nationally bound narratives of the English Great Recoinage of 1696 by showing how it was shaped by interstate trade beyond Europe and by placing it in conversation with another attempt to reorder currency scales in the Ottoman Empire

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 Presented in Session 181. Presidential Session: The Forms and Meanings of Early Modern Money