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A bit disappointing....,
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This review is from: The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World (Paperback)
When I was reading this book I couldn't help wishing that he would have gone deeper into the system of the ancient worlds, which only got scratched on the surface. He had some interresting cases in the book, but often they were coloured by the author's own attitude towards the subject which I find rather unfortunate. Therefore I would only recommend this book, if your looking for a basic introduction on the subject, which doesn't offer much in the way of in debt analysis. Often the author also ignores what historians have written on the subject, which also gives a very single sided analysis.
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Initial post: 6 Feb 2012 05:02:38 GMT
Celia Farnon says:
I think this review is absolutely spot on. The detail that was included in the book was interesting, but it was quite limited, also very Western-centric, which presumably is the reference to the 'authors's own attitude' in the review. There was also a bit too much on the modern, while not enough on the older history of money/finance, as mentioned in this review. Useful for a very general understanding, but not a lot more.
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