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The money of the Leipziger – from the Middle Ages to the present

[Hans-Volkmar Gaitzsch]



Leipzig and good money – that is quite a success story.
To think is primarily, of course, of the local markets and trade-fairs. Through them countless foreign coin types came to town and testified Leipzig’s cosmopolitanism. Trade and commerce were increasing here, what was unearthed, produced or squandered again elsewhere in Saxony.
And because all depends on money, the abundant inflowing capital acted as an elixir for artistry and ingenuity. Therefore, Leipzig was a „Little Paris“, a place of humanities and sciences – rich and attractive and a center of European importance.
This book is an excursion into the history of Leipzig and its money, a kaleidoscope of many money types and forms embossed and printed or put into circulation here. They are shown in their diversity from the Middle Ages to the present, and this book is our contribution to the 1000th jubilee of the city of Leipzig in 2015.

From the contents:
I. The history of the city of Leipzig and its fairs during the Middle Ages and Early Modern Times
II. The Leipzig monetary system through the ages
III. About the history of Leipzig in the 19th and 20th centuries
IV. Leipzig’s emergency and trade-fair currency in the 20th century
V. Leipzig shares and other money related documents


2015, 208 pages, paperback, many coloured ill., 21 x 24 cm;
ISBN: 978-3-938533-59-8

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Weight 0.85 kg

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