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The Resource Debt : the first 5,000 years, David Graeber

Debt : the first 5,000 years, David Graeber

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Debt : the first 5,000 years
Title
Debt
Title remainder
the first 5,000 years
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David Graeber
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Language
eng
Summary
"Before there was money, there was debt. Every economics textbook says the same thing: Money was invented to replace onerous and complicated barter systems--to relieve ancient people from having to haul their goods to market. The problem with this version of history? There's not a shred of evidence to support it. Here anthropologist David Graeber presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom. He shows that for more than 5,000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods - that is, long before the invention of coins or cash. It is in this era, Graeber argues, that we also first encounter a society divided into debtors and creditors. Graeber shows that arguments about debt and debt forgiveness have been at the center of political debates from Italy to China, as well as sparking innumerable insurrections. He also brilliantly demonstrates that the language of the ancient works of law and religion (words like guilt, sin, and redemption) derive in large part from ancient debates about debt, and shape even our most basic ideas of right and wrong. We are still fighting these battles today without knowing it"--Publisher's description
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10022611
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Graeber, David
Dewey number
332
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illustrations
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index present
Literary form
non fiction
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bibliography
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True
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  • Debt
  • Money
  • Financial crises
  • Debt
  • Financial crises
  • Money
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adult
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the first 5,000 years
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Debt : the first 5,000 years, David Graeber
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Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-500) and index
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volume
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  • nc
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rdacarrier
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text
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  • txt
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rdacontent
Control code
ocn894149432
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Updated and expanded edition.
Extent
542 pages
Isbn
9781612194196
Lccn
2013497354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894149432
Label
Debt : the first 5,000 years, David Graeber
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 463-500) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn894149432
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Updated and expanded edition.
Extent
542 pages
Isbn
9781612194196
Lccn
2013497354
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)894149432

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