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Byzantine Yperpyra And Venetian Ducats: Missing Pieces In The Puzzle Of Monetary Theory

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Paper published in Economic Alternatives journal, vol 12, no 3, pp. 419-434.

https://www.academia.edu/37859473/Byzantine_Yperpyra_And_Venetian_Ducats_Missing_Pieces_In_The_Puzzle_Of_Monetary_Theory

Abstract:

The paper stems from a greater project on economic history concerning the monetary system and policies of medieval and renaissance Venice, with a special focus on Venice’s colony of Crete. The Venetian monetary system included various currencies, both minted and virtual, and it was intertwined with the currencies that already existed or appeared in the Eastern Mediterranean during the Venetian imperial era. I examine actual historical examples through the lenses of both mainstream and heterodox monetary theories in order to show the complexity of monetary practices under real conditions and how the available monetary theories need further sophistication in order to explain and systemize our understanding of monetary phenomena.

To make the research inquiry clearer, I focus on two examples that seem to run counter to what current assumptions about monetary structures:
One case is that of the Byzantine yperpyron, a golden coin of the Eastern Roman Empire which seems to survive in Crete island, both the Venetian rule (starting in early 13th century) and the end of the Byzantine Empire itself (in 1453) and remained in circulation, mostly as a virtual currency or accounting unit, until 17th century, together with various other currencies circulating in the island.

The other case is the Venetian ducat itself, a golden coin minted by Venice from late 13th century onwards and well known for its quality of gold and value in international trade in both Mediterranean and Europe. Yet, it seems that the Venetians preferred to use other international currencies in domestic trade. There has been evidence that in some cases the never-debased golden ducat was not accepted in local transactions.

The paper attempts to set the grounds for further investigation and discussion concerning monetary phenomena and the issues those raise for monetary theory.

Keywords: Venice, Crete, monetary history, yperpyron, ducat, monetary theory
JEL Codes: B50, E42, N13, N23, P4, P5.

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Presentation slides of the paper “Persistent food shortages in Venetian Crete: A first hypothesis”

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This is the presentation for the paper “Persistent food shortages in Venetian Crete: A first hypothesis”, presented at the 2nd COMPOT workshop “Explaining famines, defining responsibilities”, held in Turku, Finland on 12-15.1.2017. The paper will be available in a few months.

https://www.academia.edu/31173658/Persistent_food_shortages_in_Venetian_Crete_A_first_hypothesis

Αυτή είναι η παρουσίαση για την μελέτη “Επαναλαμβανόμενες διατροφικές ελλείψεις στη βενετική Κρήτη: Μια πρώτη υπόθεση εργασίας” που παρουσιάστηκε στο 2ο εργαστήριο COMPOT “Εξηγώντας τους λιμούς, ορίζοντας ευθύνες” που έλαβε χώρα στο Τούρκου της Φινλανδάς, την 12-15.1.2017. Η πλήρης μελέτη θα είναι διαθέσιμη σε μερικούς μήνες.

 

To print or not to print: Digital parallel currencies as commons and the materiality of social sustainability

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This is the presentation of the paper for the Conference “Intersections of Finance & Society” that was held in London on 3-4.11.2016.

https://www.academia.edu/29848569/To_print_or_not_to_print_Digital_parallel_currencies_as_commons_and_the_materiality_of_social_sustainability

Slides: Black money, white money and the circulation of parallel currencies in Venetian Crete – Διαφάνειες: Μαύρο χρήμα, άσπρο χρήμα και η κυκλοφορίατων παράλληλων νομισμάτων στην Βενετική Κρήτη

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https://www.academia.edu/28665142/Black_money_white_money_and_the_circulation_of_parallel_currencies_in_Venetian_Crete

Seminar/Σεμινάριο – Explorations in other economics: Cases, projects and methods/Διερευνήσεις σε άλλα οικονομικά: Περιπτώσεις, ερευνες και μέθοδοι

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Αυτές είναι οι διαφάνειες της εισαγωγικής παρουσίασης, του φυλλαδίου και των δορυφορικών παρουσιάσεων που χρησιμοποιήθηκαν στο σεμινάριο της 15.9.2016 στο Κέντρο Αγρο-οικολογίας, Υδάτων & Σθένους (Πανεπιστήμιο του Κόβεντρυ).

https://www.academia.edu/28556217/Explorations_in_other_economics_Projects_cases_and_methods

This is the introductory presentation, handout and satellite presentations for the seminar on Heterodox Economics held at the Centre for Agroecology, Water & Resilience (Coventry University) on September 15th 2016.

 

 

Grassroots economic initiatives in Greece: challenges under neoliberal advancement

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This is the presentation file of the paper, accessible at

https://www.academia.edu/28087614/Grassroots_economic_initiatives_in_Greece_challenges_under_neoliberal_advancement

 

The crisis of the Eurozone and the rise of parallel currencies in Southern Europe: The Greek case

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This is the conference presentation for the Villarceaux Monetary Forum held in June 2014.

https://www.academia.edu/27886628/The_crisis_of_the_Eurozone_and_the_rise_of_parallel_currencies_in_Southern_Europe_The_Greek_case

Περίληψη της διατριβής στα ελληνικά

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Επιτέλους, διαθέσιμη η εκτεταμένη περίληψη της διατριβής (2012) στα ελληνικά, όπου περιλαμβάνονται και βασικά συμπεράσματα της έρευνας. Οι παραπομπές σε βιβλιογραφία αναφέρονται στον πλήρη κατάλογο που υπάρχει στο τέλος της διατριβής.

Το κείμενο διαθέσιμο εδώ

 

https://www.academia.edu/26671278/%CE%A0%CE%B5%CF%81%CE%AF%CE%BB%CE%B7%CF%88%CE%B7_%CE%B4%CE%B9%CE%B1%CF%84%CF%81%CE%B9%CE%B2%CE%AE%CF%82_%CE%94%CE%AF%CE%BA%CF%84%CF%85%CE%B1_%CE%B1%CE%BD%CF%84%CE%B1%CE%BB%CE%BB%CE%B1%CE%B3%CE%AE%CF%82_%CE%BA%CE%B1%CE%B9_%CF%80%CE%B1%CF%81%CE%AC%CE%BB%CE%BB%CE%B7%CE%BB%CE%B1_%CE%BD%CE%BF%CE%BC%CE%AF%CF%83%CE%BC%CE%B1%CF%84%CE%B1_%CE%98%CE%B5%CF%89%CF%81%CE%B7%CF%84%CE%B9%CE%BA%CE%AD%CF%82_%CF%80%CF%81%CE%BF%CF%83%CE%B5%CE%B3%CE%B3%CE%AF%CF%83%CE%B5%CE%B9%CF%82_%CE%BA%CE%B1%CE%B9_%CF%84%CE%BF_%CF%80%CE%B1%CF%81%CE%AC%CE%B4%CE%B5%CE%B9%CE%B3%CE%BC%CE%B1_%CF%84%CE%B7%CF%82_%CE%95%CE%BB%CE%BB%CE%AC%CE%B4%CE%B1%CF%82

“Women in alternative economy” paper available! Το άρθρο για τις “Γυναίκες στην εναλλακτική οικονομία”, στο διαδίκτυο!

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Το άρθρο για το ρόλο των γυναικών στην εναλλακτική οικονομία δημοσιεύθηκε επιτέλους, και είναι διαθέσιμο στο διαδίκτυο δωρεάν μέχρι την 10-1-2015, στο σύνδεσμο

http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Q48S-6kq9AaE

My article about women’s role in alternative economy in Greece is published, at last! it is freely accesible till Jan 10th 2015 at

http://authors.elsevier.com/a/1Q48S-6kq9AaE