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The ascent of money : a financial history of the world, Niall Ferguson

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The ascent of money : a financial history of the world
Title
The ascent of money
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a financial history of the world
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Niall Ferguson
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eng
Summary
Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of finance, from its origins in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals. To Christians, love of it is the root of all evil. To generals, it's the sinews of war. To revolutionaries, it's the chains of labor. But historian Ferguson shows that finance is in fact the foundation of human progress. What's more, he reveals financial history as the essential backstory behind all history. Through Ferguson's expert lens, for example, the civilization of the Renaissance looks very different: a boom in the market for art and architecture made possible when Italian bankers adopted Arabic mathematics. The rise of the Dutch republic is reinterpreted as the triumph of the world's first modern bond market over insolvent Habsburg absolutism. Yet the central lesson of financial history is that, sooner or later, every bubble bursts.--From publisher description
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Title
The ascent of money
Creator
Summary
Chronicles the human drama behind the evolution of finance from its origins in Mesopotamia to the modern world's most recent upheavals, in an account that covers such topics as the stock market bubble that prompted the French Revolution, the theories behind common investment vehicles, and the reasons why the free market is failing to protect Hurricane Katrina victims
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285556
Cataloging source
BTCTA
Dewey number
306
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illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
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True
Target audience
adult
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a financial history of the world
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a financial history of the world
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Niall Ferguson
The ascent of money : a financial history of the world, Niall Ferguson
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The ascent of money : a financial history of the world, Niall Ferguson
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-397) and index
Contents
Dreams of avarice -- Of human bondage -- Blowing bubbles -- The return of risk -- Safe as houses -- From empire to Chimerica -- The descent of money
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ocn191929255
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Dimensions
24 cm.
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Extent
v, 441 p.
Isbn
9781594201929

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