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

The ascent of money : a financial history of the world, by 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
by Niall Ferguson
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Subject
Genre
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
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
Writing style
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285556
Cataloging source
DLC
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Ferguson, Niall
Dewey number
332.09
Index
no index present
LC call number
HG171
LC item number
.F47 2009
Literary form
non fiction
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True
Series statement
Thorndike Press large print nonfiction
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  • Finance
  • Economic history
  • Economics
  • Money
  • International finance
  • Large type books
Target audience
adult
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a financial history of the world
Label
The ascent of money : a financial history of the world, by Niall Ferguson
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Publication
Contents
Dreams of avarice -- Of human bondage -- Blowing bubbles -- The return of risk -- Safe as houses -- From empire to Chimerica -- The descent of money
Control code
ocn299381369
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410415332
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009001658
System control number
(OCoLC)299381369
Label
The ascent of money : a financial history of the world, by Niall Ferguson
Publication
Contents
Dreams of avarice -- Of human bondage -- Blowing bubbles -- The return of risk -- Safe as houses -- From empire to Chimerica -- The descent of money
Control code
ocn299381369
Edition
Large print ed.
Extent
p. cm.
Form of item
large print
Isbn
9781410415332
Isbn Type
(hardcover : alk. paper)
Lccn
2009001658
System control number
(OCoLC)299381369

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