Particularly in recent years, there has been an increasing interest in the research on monetisation in the European Middle Ages which generated some relevant publications. A significant input came mainly from the fields of economic and social history.
In my talk I propose to outline the history of research into the monetisation in the Middle Ages, discussing the impact of different past approaches on future researchof interest. What questions have already been asked, and how did this affect later research trends in different regions of Europe? What are the difficulties and possible advantages for future research.