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I have always been baffled by money and how it works in the world of finance. I wanted something that would explain to me in a straight forward way, how it arose and how it works. This book did that and more. It showed me how important the development of money has been to man kind - for instance, helping to bring about the Renaissance and helping humans to think in a quantified way to enable science to develop. This book has completely change the way I view money now. I used to think of money as a 'bad' thing, but I know realise that it has done much good for the world and how we have developed as human beings.
I would highly recommend this book.
The book is divided into three parts. The first 'Classic Cash' grips you with gory detail about exchange in the ancient and medieval world. The second 'Paper Money' gives a bird's eye view of money from around the time of the reformation and through the industrial revolution. The third is 'Electronic Cash' where Weatherford brings us up to date and even speculates on the future a little.
I can't see this book being quoted in academic works, or appearing in too many bibliographies. However, bringing the history of money to a wider public is hugely important, and this book is a noble effort. If you're going to do an economics 101, or any finance related course, it'll put things in perspective for you.
I enjoyed it. And I recommend it.
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