When Money Talks

This heavily illustrated book provides a spirited account of the first coinages and their living descendants in our pockets and purses.

When Money Talks

"This book will change the way you look at money. Money may seem hopelessly mundane and culturally meaningless, but it has dominated - and documented - world history since the time of the ancient Greeks. This heavily illustrated book provides a spirited account of the first coinages and their living descendants in our pockets and purses. It explains how people from Jesus to The Beatles have used numismatics to explore the social, political, economic, and religious history of the world"--

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When Money Talks
Language: en
Pages: 280
Authors: Frank L. Holt
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2021 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

"This book will change the way you look at money. Money may seem hopelessly mundane and culturally meaningless, but it has dominated - and documented - world history since the time of the ancient Greeks. This heavily illustrated book provides a spirited account of the first coinages and their living
Into the Land of Bones
Language: en
Pages: 264
Authors: Frank L. Holt
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 2012-10-03 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

The so-called first war of the twenty-first century actually began more than 2,300 years ago when Alexander the Great led his army into what is now a sprawling ruin in northern Afghanistan. Frank L. Holt vividly recounts Alexander's invasion of ancient Bactria, situating in a broader historical perspective America's war
The Treasures of Alexander the Great
Language: en
Pages: 320
Authors: Frank L. Holt
Categories: HISTORY
Type: BOOK - Published: 2016-03-30 - Publisher: Oxford University Press

War, the most profitable economic activity in the ancient world, transferred wealth from the vanquished to the victor. Invasions, sieges, massacres, annexations, and mass deportations all redistributed property with dramatic consequences for kings and commoners alike. No conqueror ever captured more people or property in so short a lifetime than
In Memoriam. Frank L. Holt
Language: en
Pages: 47
Authors: Fairfield County Bar (Conn.)
Categories: HISTORY
Type: BOOK - Published: 1890* - Publisher:

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Thundering Zeus
Language: en
Pages: 248
Authors: Frank Lee Holt
Categories: History
Type: BOOK - Published: 1999 - Publisher: Univ of California Press

Thundering Zeus uses an innovative, interdisciplinary approach to resolve one of the greatest puzzles in all of Hellenistic history. This book explores the remarkable rise of a Greek-ruled kingdom in ancient Bactria (modern Afghanistan) during the third century B.C. Diodotus I and II, whose dynasty emblazoned its coins with the