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Roman History from Coins: Some uses of the Imperial Coinage to the Historian, Grant, Michael
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Author Name:    Grant, Michael

Title:   Roman History from Coins: Some uses of the Imperial Coinage to the Historian

Binding:   PAPERBACK

Book Condition:   New

Publisher:    Cambridge University Press 

ISBN Number:   0521095492 / 9780521095495

Seller ID:   ING9780521095495

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In this 1968 study, Michael Grant examines the varied ways in which Rome used currency to inform direct or deceive public opinion and also considers results of this exploitation. Cunning historians can read in the coins matters of art politics, religion, economics even personalities not to be found in surviving books: or if found, can set what the books say against what the coins say. Professor Grant astutely masters his difficult and complex subject matter, producing a brief exposition of it in words which the general reader and specialist alike can understand and profit from. Complemented by a series of half-tone plates, Professor Grant's book is an excellent introduction for students of history to the value of coins as evidence for their subject.



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