Money economy in medieval Japan
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Money economy in medieval Japan a study in the use of coins by Delmar Myers Brown

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Published by Institute of Far Eastern Languages, Yale Univ. in New Haven .
Written in English


  • Money -- Japan -- History,
  • Japan -- Economic conditions

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SeriesFar Eastern Association. Monograph
The Physical Object
Pagination128 p
Number of Pages128
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL14826013M

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