Tulipomania: The Story of the World'S Most Coveted Flower and the Extraordinary Passions it Aroused download free [PDF and Ebook] by Mike Dash

Tulipomania: The Story of the World'S Most Coveted Flower and the Extraordinary Passions it Aroused download free [PDF and Ebook] by Mike Dash year 2010
  • Book name: Tulipomania: The Story of the World'S Most Coveted Flower and the Extraordinary Passions it Aroused
  • Author: Mike Dash
  • Release date: 2010/11/6
  • Publisher: ORION PUBLISHING CO
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780753827994
  • Rating: 7.18 of 10
  • Votes: 256
  • Review by: Charli Herbert
  • Review rating: 9.08 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/10/1
  • Total pages: 320
  • Includes a PDF summary of 38 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: A fascinating exploration of human greed and self-delusion and also a tribute to our ageless search for beauty' DEBORAH MOGGACH.In 1630s' Holland thousands of people, from the wealthiest merchants to the lowest street traders, were caught up in a frenzy of buying and selling. The object of the speculation was not oil or gold, but the tulip, a delicate and exotic bloom that had just arrived from the east. Over three years, rare tulip bulbs changed hands for sums that would have bought a house in Amsterdam: a single bulb could sell for more than GBP300,000 at today's prices. Fortunes were made overnight, but then lost when, within a year, the market collapsed.Mike Dash recreates this bizarre episode in European history, separating myth from reality. He traces the hysterical boom and devastating bust, bringing to life a colourful cast of characters, and beautifully evoking Holland's Golden Age.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 16H15M59S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Early Modern History: C 1450/1500 To C 1700, Modern History To 20th Century: C 1700 To C 1900, European History
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 10.49 USD
  • Dimensions: 131x196x22mm
  • Weight: 228g
  • Printed by: WEIDENFELD & NICOLSON
  • Published in: London, United Kingdom
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