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ISBN 9780674975422

Publication Date: 02/20/2017

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360 pages

6-1/8 x 9-1/4 inches

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  • List of Illustrations*
  • Introduction: Money and Stuff
  • 1. The Time of the Debt
  • 2. The Money of Liberty
  • 3. Making Money
  • 4. Liberty of Money
  • 5. Civil Wars in France
  • 6. The Revolution That Would Not End
  • 7. Taking the Old Regime out of Circulation
  • Conclusion: Money and History
  • List of Abbreviations
  • Notes
  • Acknowledgments
  • Index
  • * Illustrations
    • 1. Jean-Antoine Houdon, “Bust of a Young Girl, Identified as Anne Audéoud of Geneva” (ca. 1779–1781), plaster, photo © The Metropolitan Museum of Art. Source: Art Resource, NY.
    • 2. French écu (1789), photo courtesy of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
    • 3. François Quesnay, Tableau Oeconomique (1759), photo courtesy of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
    • 4. Model for the first “assignats” from “Proclamation du Roi … du 7 mars 1790,” in Collection générale des décrets rendus par l’Assemblée nationale et sanctionnés ou acceptés par le Roi (Paris: Baudouin, 1789–1794), vol. 4, 42, photo courtesy of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
    • 5. Money-assignat, 200 livres (1790), photo courtesy of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
    • 6. “Assassins of the Clergy” (1790), photo courtesy of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
    • 7. “The Triumph of Patriotism” (1790–1791), photo courtesy of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
    • 8. Augustin de Saint Aubin, “Louis XVI, King of the French” (1790), photo courtesy of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
    • 9. Assignat, 1,000 livres (1790), photo courtesy of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
    • 10. Map, number of known, discreet issuers of billets de confiance in 1790–1792, compiled by the author on the basis of Jacqueline Pilet-Lemière and Claude Jigan, Les Billets communaux de la France révolutionnaire, 1790–1793, vol. 1, of Collections monétaires du musée de Normandie (Caen: Musée de Normandie, 1989).
    • 11. Bill issued by Caisse Patriotique de Niort, Deux Sèvres (1791?), Musée de Normandie, Caen (Calvados); photo by author.
    • 12a. Bills issued by the district of L’Aigle, Orne (1791–1792), Musée de Normandie, Caen (Calvados); photo by author.
    • 12b. Bill issued by the city of Toulouse, Haute Garonne (1792), Musée de Normandie, Caen (Calvados); photo by author.
    • 13. Assignat for 300 livres and a counterfeit of same; author’s collection; photo by P. David Polly.
    • 14. “Louis XVI arrested while eating pigs’ feet” (1791), photo courtesy of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
    • 15. Sheet of five-livre assignats (1791), photo courtesy of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
    • 16. “The money seller beaten in the Palais Royal” (1791), photo courtesy of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
    • 17. “No treasure, just a few fat sous” (1791), photo courtesy of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
    • 18. Jean-Baptiste Lesueur, “The farmers sold their crops for huge sums and then exchanged their assignats for silver” (ca. 1793), opaque watercolor on cardboard. Musée Carnavelet (Paris). Scala/White Images/Art Resource, NY.
    • 19. Assignat for 250 livres (1793), photo courtesy of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
    • 20. “Corset,” or assignat for five livres (1791), photo courtesy of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
    • 21. Jean-Baptiste Lesueur, “The Shortage of Bread in Year Four” and “A Money Seller Buys Final Effects” (ca. 1795), opaque watercolor on cardboard. Musée Carnavelet (Paris). Scala/White Images/Art Resource, NY.
    • 22. “Promises for territorial mandats” (1796), photo courtesy of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
    • 23. Trompe l’oeil with assignats and other papers (1797?), photo courtesy of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
    • 24. Philippe-Joseph Maillart, “Moneys and Other Papers of the French Republic: A Picture-Table Showing Variations in the Value of the Assignats” (1797), photo courtesy of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.
    • 25. Detail of Maillart’s “Moneys and Other Papers of the French Republic” in Figure 24.
    • 26. “Use of the New Measures” (1800?), photo courtesy of Bibliothèque Nationale de France, Paris.

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