Amsterdam University Press
Minting, State, and Economy in the Visigothic Kingdom
Title
Minting, State, and Economy in the Visigothic Kingdom
Subtitle
From Settlement in Aquitaine through the First Decade of the Muslim Conquest of Spain
Price
€ 129,00
ISBN
9789462981645
Format
Hardback
Number of pages
422
Publication date
Dimensions
15.6 x 23.4 cm
Discipline
History
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Reviews and Features

"The monograph is an exemplary work of inter-disciplinary scholarship that draws from the work of previous numismatists and those who are currently active. It is a fine blend of history and archaeology. [...] Institutions are encouraged to make room for this book in their collections to give access to all those interested, academic and novice alike. [...] Andrew Kurt is to be lauded for such a superb work of scholarship that will for sure have an important place in Visigothic numismatics from this point forward."
- Alberto Ferreiro, Francia Recensio, Mittelalter - Moyen Âge (500–1500), 2021, 1

"Estamos ante una obra que cubre gran parte de las lagunas persistentes hasta el momento en el campo de la numismática visigoda y que, sin duda, se convertirá en una referencia obligada."
- Cruces Blázquez Cerrato, Zephyrus: Journal of Prehistory and Archeology 2020, 86

Andrew Kurt

Minting, State, and Economy in the Visigothic Kingdom

From Settlement in Aquitaine through the First Decade of the Muslim Conquest of Spain

This study of the Visigothic kingdom's monetary system in southern Gaul and Hispania from the fifth century through the Muslim invasion of Spain fills a major gap in the scholarship of late antiquity. Examining all aspects of the making of currency, it sets minting in relation to questions of state, monarchical power, administration and apparatus, motives for money production, and economy. In the context of the later Roman Empire and its successor states in the West, the minting and currency of the Visigoths reveal shared patterns as well as originality. The analysis brings both economic life and the needs of the state into sharper focus, with significant implications for the study of an essential element in daily life and government. This study combines an appreciation for the surprising level of sophistication in the Visigothic minting system with an accessible approach to a subject which can seem complex and abstruse.
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Author

Andrew Kurt

Andrew Kurt (Ph.D., University of Toronto) is Associate Professor of History at Clayton State University in Morrow, Georgia.