The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World

Niall Ferguson


A richly unique examine the origins of cash and the way it makes the realm pass ?round

Niall Ferguson follows the cash to inform the human tale at the back of the evolution of our economic system, from its genesis in old Mesopotamia to the most recent upheavals on what he calls Planet Finance. What?s extra, Ferguson finds monetary heritage because the crucial backstory at the back of all background, arguing that the evolution of credits and debt was once as very important as any technological innovation within the upward thrust of civilization. As Ferguson strains the main issue from old Egypt?s Memphis to today?s Chongqing, he deals daring and compelling new insights into the increase? and fall?of not only cash yet Western energy besides.

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