Hisashi Takagi | Yasuda University - Means of exchange in small transactions in 16th century Japan: lower class bronze coins, silver currency, and credit use

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April 7, 2020

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Léo Barcet, « Hisashi Takagi | Yasuda University - Means of exchange in small transactions in 16th century Japan: lower class bronze coins, silver currency, and credit use », Art/Gens : valeurs et constructions sociales, ID : 10670/1.avnxid


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The aim of the presentation is a case study of how bronze was used by common people in early modern Japan. Gold currency was a large currency rarely used by common people – it will not be discussed in this paper. The shortage of documents also prevent us from knowing about common people, and most documents were written by higher class people. Between 7th and 10th c. in Japan, zenis were the most used coins, but they stopped being issued. In the 11th c., they were replaced by imported ...

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