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    Tulipomania (Paperback) By (author) Mike Dash

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    DescriptionIn 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.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Mike Dash
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 320
    Width: 128 mm
    Height: 197 mm
    Thickness: 20 mm
    Weight: 252 g
    ISBN 13: 9780753827994
    ISBN 10: 0753827999

    BIC subject category V2: HBLH
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T5.2
    BIC time period qualifier V2: 3JD
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: HBJD
    BIC geographical qualifier V2: 1DDN
    BISAC V2.8: HIS010020, HIS037020
    BIC subject category V2: 3JD, 1DDN
    DC22: 949.203
    Edition statement
    MMP New Edition
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations (some col.), maps
    Orion Publishing Co
    Imprint name
    Phoenix (an Imprint of The Orion Publishing Group Ltd )
    Publication date
    15 April 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Author Information
    Mike Dash read history at Cambridge and received his PhD from the University of London. Having worked for the FORTEAN TIMES and The Ministry of Sound, he is now setting up his own company.