The ascent of money: a financial history of the world

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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 on what he calls Planet Finance.
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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.
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title The ascent of money : a financial history of the world
title_display The ascent of money : a financial history of the world
title_full The Ascent of Money A Financial History of the World, The ascent of money : a financial history of the world / by Niall Ferguson, The ascent of money [electronic resource] : a financial history of the world / Niall Ferguson, The ascent of money [sound recording] : a financial history of the world / Niall Ferguson
title_short The ascent of money :
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