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The origins of business, money, and markets, Keith Roberts

Label
The origins of business, money, and markets
Title
The origins of business, money, and markets
Statement of responsibility
Keith Roberts
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Understanding the origins of business is fundamental to grasping modern life, yet most historians look only to the nineteenth century to build their narratives. While the industrial revolution profoundly remade business practice and established much of the corporate organization we recognize today, the sweep of business history actually begins much earlier, with the initial cities of Mesopotamia. Traveling back to this society of ancient traders and consumers, the author recasts the rise of modern business, exposing the flaws inherent in dominant histories and the parallels between early and modern business practice. The author's narrative begins five thousand years ago in the Middle East. Explaining why prehistoric tribes had no "business," he describes the lack of material conditions and conceptual framework that made such an interchange impossible. He then locates the origins of business in the long distance trade of ancient Mesopotamia, especially through slave trading, retailing, and financing, and maps the rise of modern models of currency, markets, and business in Greece, along with the emergence of banking, mercenaries, and reliable small coinage. The conquests of Alexander the Great brought these advances to the Mediterranean world and the Middle East. Agribusiness took root, and the Romans developed public contracting, corporations, and even shopping malls. He concludes with the mysterious, virtual disappearance of business in the third century A.D. Each of his chapters portrays the major types of business that thrived in a certain era and the status, wealth, and treatment of business owners, managers, and workers. The narrative throughout sustains a focus on issues of business morality, the nature of wealth, the role of finance, and the development of public institutions shaping business possibilities. In extent and content, the research combines to forming an absorbing account of a long neglected history
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CaPaEBR
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1943 November 4-
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Roberts, Keith
Illustrations
maps
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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  • Commerce
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • BUSINESS & ECONOMICS
  • Commerce
  • Commerce
Label
The origins of business, money, and markets, Keith Roberts
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Beginning -- 2. Middle Eastern Empires, 1600-323 B.C.E. -- 3. Markets and Greece -- 4. Business in Athens -- 5. Hellenistic History: Prologue to Revolution -- 6. The Hellenistic Business Environment -- 7. Hellenistic Business -- 8. The Early Roman Republic -- 9. The Late Roman Republic, 201-31 B.C.E. -- 10. The Principate, 31 B.C.E.-192 C.E. -- 11. Roman Society -- 12. Roman Businesses -- 13. The Downfall of Ancient Business
Control code
ocn751585974
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 357 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613149725
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
maps
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  • 22573/cttgr2d9
  • 60bff4cc-7aa9-4a23-8d90-3fbbf0c7f7e2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)751585974
Label
The origins of business, money, and markets, Keith Roberts
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
online resource
Carrier category code
  • cr
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
1. The Beginning -- 2. Middle Eastern Empires, 1600-323 B.C.E. -- 3. Markets and Greece -- 4. Business in Athens -- 5. Hellenistic History: Prologue to Revolution -- 6. The Hellenistic Business Environment -- 7. Hellenistic Business -- 8. The Early Roman Republic -- 9. The Late Roman Republic, 201-31 B.C.E. -- 10. The Principate, 31 B.C.E.-192 C.E. -- 11. Roman Society -- 12. Roman Businesses -- 13. The Downfall of Ancient Business
Control code
ocn751585974
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xx, 357 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9786613149725
Media category
computer
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • c
Note
JSTOR
Other physical details
maps
http://library.link/vocab/ext/overdrive/overdriveId
  • 22573/cttgr2d9
  • 60bff4cc-7aa9-4a23-8d90-3fbbf0c7f7e2
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)751585974

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