Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jane Gleeson White

Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance download free [PDF and Ebook] by Jane Gleeson White year 2013
  • Book name: Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance
  • Author: Jane Gleeson White
  • Release date: 2013/12/2
  • Publisher: WW NORTON & CO
  • Language: English
  • Genre or Collection: History and Archaeology
  • ISBN: 9780393346596
  • Rating: 7.4 of 10
  • Votes: 839
  • Review by: Blakely Lilly
  • Review rating: 8.61 of 10
  • Review Date: 2018/9/8
  • Total pages: 304
  • Includes a PDF summary of 32 pages
  • Description or summary of the book: Filled with colorful characters and history, Double Entry takes us from the ancient origins of accounting in Mesopotamia to the frontiers of modern finance. At the heart of the story is double-entry bookkeeping: the first system that allowed merchants to actually measure the worth of their businesses. Luca Pacioli-monk, mathematician, alchemist, and friend of Leonardo da Vinci-incorporated Arabic mathematics to formulate a system that could work across all trades and nations. As Jane Gleeson-White reveals, double-entry accounting was nothing short of revolutionary: it fueled the Renaissance, enabled capitalism to flourish, and created the global economy. John Maynard Keynes would use it to calculate GDP, the measure of a nation's wealth. Yet double-entry accounting has had its failures. With the costs of sudden corporate collapses such as Enron and Lehman Brothers, and its disregard of environmental and human costs, the time may have come to re-create it for the future.
  • Estimated reading time (average reader): 18H39M44S
  • Other categories, genre or collection: Financial Accounting, Social & Cultural History, Business & Management, European History, Finance & Accounting, Management Accounting & Bookkeeping, Economic History
  • Available formats: WORD, TXT, RB, PPT, DOC, PDF, TXTz, EPUB. Compressed in ZIP, AZW4, TAR.BZ2, AZW3, RAR
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  • Format: Paperback
  • Approximate value: 17.13 USD
  • Dimensions: 142x211x20mm
  • Weight: 250g
  • Printed by: Not Available
  • Published in: New York, United States
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