12 October 2014
How the Merchants of Venice created Modern Finance
2013, Allen & Unwin, 304 pages, £8.99
Reviewer: Rosemary Connell
This is a compelling, well-researched history of accounting, its successes and failures. The author describes the course of accounting from the earliest Mesopotamian tokens of 7000 BC; the first use of coinage in classical Greece and Rome; merchants using cheques and rudimentary double-entry book-keeping in the 1300s; and the fascinating history of mathematics.
The father of…
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