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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

Author: Ferguson, Niall

Publisher: Penguin Books


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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World : Niall Ferguson follows the money to tell the human story behind the evolution of our financial system, from its genesis in ancient Mesopotamia to the latest upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. What's more, Ferguson reveals financial history as the essential backstory behind all history, arguing that the evolution of credit and debt was as important as any technological innovation in the rise of civilization. As Ferguson traces the crisis from ancient Egypt's Memphis to today's Chongqing, he offers bold and compelling new insights into the rise - and fall - of not just money but Western power as well.

Category   Subject
Business & Economics   Economic History
History & Geography   Social History
History & Geography   World

ISBN 13:9780143116172
ISBN 10:0143116177
Size:8.49" l x 5.49" w x 1.05" h
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