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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

Label
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
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
Cataloging source
BTCTA
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Ferguson, Niall
Dewey number
  • 332.09
  • 332.49
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
  • Finances
  • Histoire économique
  • Économie politique
  • Monnaie
  • Finances internationales
  • Monnaie
  • Finances
  • Marché financier international
  • Histoire économique
  • Economic history
  • Economics
  • Finance
  • International finance
  • Money
  • Geld
  • Financiële structuur
  • Financiële ontwikkeling
  • Kreditmarkt
  • Geld
  • Economic history
  • Money
  • International finance
  • Financial history
  • Penningväsen
  • economics
  • Finance
  • Money
Label
The ascent of money : a financial history of the world, Niall Ferguson
Instantiates
Publication
Note
TV tie-in
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 363-397) 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
Contents
Introduction -- Dreams of avarice -- Of human bondage -- Blowing bubbles -- The return of risk -- Safe as houses -- From empire to Chimerica -- Afterword : The descent of money
Control code
ocn191929255
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 441 pages
Isbn
9781410415332
Lccn
2009383048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o191929255
  • (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 (pages 363-397) 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
Contents
Introduction -- Dreams of avarice -- Of human bondage -- Blowing bubbles -- The return of risk -- Safe as houses -- From empire to Chimerica -- Afterword : The descent of money
Control code
ocn191929255
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
v, 441 pages
Isbn
9781410415332
Lccn
2009383048
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
  • (Sirsi) o191929255
  • (OCoLC)191929255

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