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Author Gleeson-White, Jane.

Title Double entry : how the merchants of Venice created modern finance / Jane Gleeson-White.

Imprint New York : W.W. Norton & Co., 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 PAS Central Library Non-Fiction, 3rd Floor    657.09 GLE    Available
Edition 1st American ed.
Description 294 p. ; 22 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Accounting: our first communications technology -- Merchants and mathematics -- Luca Pacioli: from Sansepolcro to celebrity -- Pacioli's landmark bookkeeping treatise of 1494 -- Venetian double entry goes viral -- Double entry morphs: the industrial revolution and the birth of a profession -- Double entry and capitalism; chicken and egg? -- John Maynard Keynes, double entry and the wealth of nations -- The rise and scandalous rise of a profession -- Gross domestic product and how accounting could make or break the planet.
Summary Describes the history of accounting and double-entry bookkeeping from Mesopotamia to the Renaissance to modern finance and explains how a system developed that could work across all trades and nations.
Subject Accounting -- History.
Bookkeeping -- History.
Bookkeeping -- Italy -- Venice -- History.
Finance -- Italy -- Venice -- History.
Finance -- History.
Capitalism -- History.
ISBN 9780393088960 (hbk.)
0393088960 (hbk.)

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