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    History of Money (Hardback) By (author) Jack Weatherford


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    DescriptionOf all the changes that are rocking the world and promising to leave it a far less recognizable place, perhaps none is more fundamental than the revolutionary transformation of the meaning and use of money. As Jack Weatherford makes clear, we are already seeing the beginning of the third revolution of money. The first began with the invention of coins in Lydia nearly three thousand years ago and resulted in the original system of open and free markets. The second revolution occurred during the Italian Renaissance and eventually created the system of national banks and the paper money used for daily commerce. Now, on the cusp of the twenty-first century, we are undergoing another era in monetary history - that of electronic, or virtual, money. The new money will be responsible for radical changes in the international political economy and the organization of commercial enterprises.Weatherford weaves global stories and histories to give a comprehensive, engaging look at the history of the world in terms of our dealings with money and barter, wealth and power. From the markets of Timbuktu to the New York Stock Exchange, from the tribal man's hut to the modern corporate boardroom, The History of Money explores how money and the myriad forms of exchange have affected humanity. All aspects of our lives - economic, political, and personal - are influenced by money. And while we have progressed into an extremely sophisticated international exchange, some basic facts have remained the same: We still exchange money for services and goods; debt is not a new concept; and money does, indeed, make the world go round.

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    History of Money
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jack Weatherford
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 288
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 226 mm
    Thickness: 30 mm
    Weight: 499 g
    ISBN 13: 9780517599808
    ISBN 10: 0517599805

    B&T Merchandise Category: GEN
    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    BIC subject category V2: JHM
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    BIC subject category V2: KCBM
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 01
    B&T General Subject: 180
    BISAC V2.8: SOC002000, BUS023000, BUS045000
    DC21: 332.49
    B&T Approval Code: A47200000
    BISAC V2.8: HIS000000
    LC subject heading:
    B&T Approval Code: A33240000
    DC22: 332.4/9
    LC classification: HG231.W4 1, HG231 .W4 1997
    Random House USA Inc
    Imprint name
    Crown Publications
    Publication date
    01 February 1997
    Publication City/Country
    New York