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The Resource The ascent of money : a financial history of the world, 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
Title
The ascent of money
Title remainder
a financial history of the world
Statement of responsibility
Niall Ferguson
Creator
Subject
Language
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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Ferguson, Niall
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
HG171
LC item number
.F47 2008
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Finance
  • Economic history
  • Economics
  • Money
  • International finance
  • Geld
  • Financiële structuur
  • Financiële ontwikkeling
Label
The ascent of money : a financial history of the world, Niall Ferguson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
TV tie-in
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-397) and index
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Dreams of avarice -- 2. Of human bondage -- 3. Blowing bubbles -- 4. The return of risk -- 5. Safe as houses -- 6. From empire to Chimerica -- Afterword : The descent of money -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- List of illustrations -- Index
Control code
191929255
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 441 p.
Isbn
9781410415332
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009383048
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)191929255
Label
The ascent of money : a financial history of the world, Niall Ferguson
Publication
Note
TV tie-in
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 363-397) and index
Contents
Introduction -- 1. Dreams of avarice -- 2. Of human bondage -- 3. Blowing bubbles -- 4. The return of risk -- 5. Safe as houses -- 6. From empire to Chimerica -- Afterword : The descent of money -- Acknowledgements -- Notes -- List of illustrations -- Index
Control code
191929255
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 441 p.
Isbn
9781410415332
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009383048
Other physical details
ill.
System control number
(OCoLC)191929255

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