Money in Greece: The History of an Institution

Michael Kosmides   Fri, 18 Mar 2016; 02:31

Το Χρήμα Στην Ελλάδα: Η Ιστορία Ενός Θεσμού
Money In Greece: The History Of An Institution

Τhe first in-depth study of the institution of money in Greece, by Athanasios K. Boudalis (IN GREEK).

The historical study of the institution of money in modern Greece is particularly fragmentary; while there are numerous studies of a very high level of historical research, these delve into specific themes: they study specific periods or geographical areas, they deal with the history of a particular credit institution, or they cover exclusively the physical form of money (paper notes, coins). Studies spanning larger historical periods mainly address the general economic history, treating money as something neutral.

Thus, there is no study in the modern literature covering the history of money as a legal and state institution throughout modern Greek history, from the Revolution of 1821 to the EMU (the sole such exception is of limited scope, while the presentation of statistical data is limited, precluding its use as a reference work by interested researchers).

Το Χρήμα Στην Ελλάδα: Η Ιστορία Ενός Θεσμού (Money In Greece: The History Of An Institution) examines money in Greece from 1821 to 2001, not as a physical object or a commodity, but as a state and legal institution.

It carries out an in-depth analysis of critical monetary events and decisions of modern Greek history, mainly drawing upon primary sources (yearly reports, statutes and other archival material of Greek banks, minutes of parliamentary procedures, correspondence, Government Gazette issues, newspaper articles, etc), secondary works and presenting extensive statistical material.

It conducts an assessment of various theoretical frameworks with the historical empirical evidence, drawing to specific conclusions regarding the ontological understanding of money in modern Greece.

The BOOK IS IN GREEK – An English edition will follow soon. It has 618 pages and 103 tables.
Size: 8.5 x 11 x 1.39 in / 21.59 x 27.94 x 3.53 cm ISBN: 978-9609377584

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