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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
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Cataloging source
DLC
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Ferguson, Niall
Dewey number
332.09
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
LC call number
HG171
LC item number
.F47 2009
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Finance
  • Economic history
  • Economics
  • Money
  • International finance
  • Large type books
Label
The ascent of money : / : a financial history of the world, Niall Ferguson
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dreams of avarice -- Of human bondage -- Blowing bubbles -- The return of risk -- Safe as houses -- From empire to Chimerica -- The descent of money
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
647 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410415332
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009001658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
ocn299381369
Label
The ascent of money : / : a financial history of the world, Niall Ferguson
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Dreams of avarice -- Of human bondage -- Blowing bubbles -- The return of risk -- Safe as houses -- From empire to Chimerica -- The descent of money
Dimensions
23 cm.
Extent
647 pages (large print)
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410415332
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009001658
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
large print
System control number
ocn299381369

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