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DOUBLE ENTRY: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance

Editorial Review - Kirkus - Jane Doe

Gleeson-White (Australian Classics: 50 Great Writers and Their Celebration Works, 2007, etc.) finds the origins of double-entry bookkeeping in Renaissance mathematics and art.The author covers a broad historical sweep, from ancient Mesopotamia and Hammurabi's Code to the accounting disasters and financial collapses represented by Enron and the Royal Bank of Scotland, whose books were nowhere near ... Read full review

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