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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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Colonialism and the economy (Doctoral workshop slides & reading list) – Αποικιοκρατία και οικονομία (διαφάνειες & βιβλιογραφία από το διδακτορικό εργαστήριο)

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Αυτές είναι οι διαφάνειες (5 ενότητες) και η βιβλιογραφία από το εργαστήριο για την σχέση αποικιοκρατίας και οικονομίας, που έγινε την 12.12.2016 στο Πανεπστήμιο του Κόβεντρυ.

This is the set of slides and the reading list for the Doctoral Training Workshop held on 12.12.2016 at Coventry University.

https://www.academia.edu/30831609/Colonialism_and_the_Economy

 

 

 

Anna Carastathis on democratically guised fascism, the slaughter against refugees & the violence against all subalterns

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Dr Anna Carastathis wrote one more excellent piece of academic analysis and human integrity. Must read.

https://www.academia.edu/30561215/Graveyards_Beneath_Intersections_Reflections_in_Anger_from_an_Aegean_Horizon

 

Slides & reading list for the 7.11.2016 lecture on ecological economics – Διαφάνειες & βιβλιογραφία για την διάλεξη της 7.11.2016 περί οικολογικών οικονομικών

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Οι διαφάνειες είναι στους συνδέσμους

https://www.academia.edu/30155499/Lecture_of_7.11.2016-Part_I_-_Instituted_inequality_Agriculture_in_capitalism_and_development

https://www.academia.edu/30155529/Lecture_of_7.11.2016_-_Part_I%CE%99_-_Trade_and_its_discontents

https://www.academia.edu/30155540/Lecture_of_7.11.2016_-_Part_I%CE%99I_-_Ecological_economics_in_the_global_capitalist_context

 

και η βιβλιογραφία στο σύνδεσμο

https://www.academia.edu/30155572/Lecture_of_7.11.2016_-_Reading_list_for_ecological_economics

 

The three files of slides are accessible at the links

https://www.academia.edu/30155499/Lecture_of_7.11.2016-Part_I_-_Instituted_inequality_Agriculture_in_capitalism_and_development

https://www.academia.edu/30155529/Lecture_of_7.11.2016_-_Part_I%CE%99_-_Trade_and_its_discontents

https://www.academia.edu/30155540/Lecture_of_7.11.2016_-_Part_I%CE%99I_-_Ecological_economics_in_the_global_capitalist_context

and the reading list is at

https://www.academia.edu/30155572/Lecture_of_7.11.2016_-_Reading_list_for_ecological_economics

 

 

 

Projecting the cause over the effect: migration flows in the 2010s & the reversal of global responsibility

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This is the conference presentation at the ISSC conference “On the move – global migrations, challenges & responses”, held in Oslo on October 26th 2016. Full paper will be uploaded soon.

https://www.academia.edu/29504108/PROJECTING_THE_CAUSE_OVER_THE_EFFECT_MIGRATION_FLOWS_IN_THE_2010s_and_THE_REVERSAL_OF_GLOBAL_RESPONSIBILITY