Money—as wealth and as currency—was a medium for the spread of nationality in Alexandria. The wealthy were the earliest adopters of nationality practices, such as the use of passports for travel and the acquisition of foreign protection. Poor foreigners, meanwhile, were a burden on foreign communities and consular authorities. This chapter pays special attention to a set of civil and probate cases concerning money-lending and debt, which was a critical line between rich and poor and between foreign and local rights. It also examines official concern over forged currency, which was connected both figuratively and literally to institutional certification of personality through identity documents.
Columbia Scholarship Online requires a subscription or purchase to access the full text of books within the service. Public users can however freely search the site and view the abstracts and keywords for each book and chapter.
If you think you should have access to this title, please contact your librarian.
To troubleshoot, please check our FAQs, and if you can't find the answer there, please contact us .