The Dollar of the Middle Ages

@article{Lopez1951TheDO,
  title={The Dollar of the Middle Ages},
  author={Robert Sabatino Lopez},
  journal={The Journal of Economic History},
  year={1951},
  volume={11},
  pages={209 - 234}
}
  • R. Lopez
  • Published 1 June 1951
  • History, Economics
  • The Journal of Economic History
The gold money of the Byzantine Empire “is accepted everywhere from end to end of the earth. It is admired by all men and in all kingdoms, because no kingdom has a currency that can be compared to it.” These boastful words of Cosmas Indicopleustes, a contemporary of Justinian die Great, are a typical expression of die pride of die Greek nation. Cosmas was a monk who tried to demonstrate from the Scriptures that the earth was flat, but in his youth he had been an adventurous merchant and… 

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