Publisher description for The glitter of gold : France, bimetallism, and the emergence of the international gold standard, 1848-1873 / Marc Flandreau ; translated by Owen Leeming ; revised and enlarged by the author.

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Relying on new statistical and archival material, this book tells the story of the operation of the international monetary system of the mid-nineteenth century. It seeks to explain how this system was able to weather the impact of the California and Australia gold discoveries.

Library of Congress subject headings for this publication:
Bimetallism -- History -- 19th century.
Bimetallism -- France -- History -- 19th century.
International finance -- History -- 19th century.
International liquidity -- History -- 19th century.
Currency convertibility -- History -- 19th century.
Gold standard -- History -- 19th century.
Monetary policy -- France -- History -- 19th century.