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The E-Sylum:  Volume 9, Number 47, November 19, 2006, Article 9

NEW BOOK: ALL THE MONEY IN THE WORLD BY DOUGLAS MUDD

Jane L. Colvard's Bookmarks column in the latest Numismatist reviews
a new book by ANA Money Museum Curator Douglas Mudd: All the Money
in the World: The Art and History of Paper Money and Coins from
Antiquity to the 21st Century.  With permission, here are some
excerpts from the review. (Many thanks to Marilyn Reback for
forwarding the text):

"Beginning with the origins of money, the book moves forward through
time and geography, encompassing monetary issues from all major
societies. While the book’s images (photographed by Mudd) are
spectacular, the most captivating aspect of the work, and what
places it above many numismatic publications, is that Mudd does not
simply describe the money pictured, but explores each item as a medium
of propaganda; and examines the meaning of symbols, legends and mottos
and what these visuals relay, whether purposeful or not, about a
particular society at the time the money was produced.

That Mudd is able to effectively carry this thesis from ancient times
to the present and from empire to nation speaks highly of his knowledge
and deep understanding of world history, global society and the role
of money far beyond the transactional norm. The 175-page, hardbound
book, which was published in collaboration with the Smithsonian
Institution, is available through the ANA MoneyMarket at www.money.org
for the member price of $22.95, plus shipping and handling."

  Wayne Homren, Editor

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