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The Ascent of Money - Niall Ferguson
The Ascent of Money
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A richly original look at the origins of money and how it makes the world go ?roundNiall 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,... show more
A richly original look at the origins of money and how it makes the world go ?roundNiall 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.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9789861735849 (9861735844)
Publisher: Penguin
Pages no: 448
Edition language: English
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LizMc2Reads
LizMc2Reads rated it
4.0 The Ascent of Money
Read by Simon Prebble (less over-emotive than when he narrates historical romance). I listened to this in a break from the audiobook of Thomas Piketty's much more dense and demanding Captital in the 21st Century. I don't know why I'm on an money kick right now. I seem to recall there's some reason...
Titus Bluth's Blatherings
Titus Bluth's Blatherings rated it
2.0 The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World
I was hoping for an overview of the development of the concept of money itself. Instead, I got a handful of (not necessarily accurate) anecdotes about markets. On the plus side, the book is an easy read and fairly entertaining.
Kyahgirl
Kyahgirl rated it
just started listening to it. The tone is highbrow and off-putting but the content is good so far****Ok, so I got the book out of the library because the audio book was too detailed. That is one problem with audiobooks, you can't skim easily. Anyway, I have struggled to finish this book and eventual...
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3.0 Ascent of Money A Financial History of the World (Paperback, 2009)
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