About this book
A fascinating look at money through the ages, and into our own unstable future. Coggan examines the flawed structure of the global financial systems as they exist today, and asks what's actually at stake.
Societies from ancient Greece to revolutionary France have experimented with all kinds of money, from seashells to tobacco, before finally settling on the paper version we have come to know so well. What exactly is money? This title shows how the financial crisis has very deep roots indeed - in the very nature of money itself.