XXI Course of Hispanic monetary history: from the drachma to the euro. Systems and monetary unions of West Europe

The euro is celebrating! It’s been the common currency for the European Union States that have adhered to their monetary union for the past 15 years. This year, the XXI Course of Hispanic monetary history, goes through the different systems and monetary unions that have happened in West Europe and, particularly, in the Iberian Peninsula.

We start with the introduction of the currency by Greeks, Punic and Romans in the Iberian Peninsula, analyze the Carolingian monetary system diffusion and development during the Middle Ages and by the modern age, retrace the arrival of precious metals and the formation of monetary systems. As a conclusion we reflect on the current state of the euro and its future, after analysing the Latina Monetary Union precedent, created in the middle of the 19th century.

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