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Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance

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Drawing together a 15th century Venetian monk, Leonardo da Vinci, Josiah Wedgwood and the rise of corporate capitalism, Jane Gleeson-White argues ... Show synopsis

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  • Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance (W. W. Norton & Company) – Hardcover (2012)
    by Jane Gleeson-White

    Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance

    Hardcover, W. W. Norton & Company
    2012
    English
    294 pages

    ISBN: 0393088960
    ISBN-13: 9780393088960

    Filled with colorful characters and history, Double Entry takes us from the ancient origins of accounting in Mesopotamia to the frontiers of modern finance. At the heart of the story is double-entry bookkeeping: the first system that allowed merchants to actually measure the worth of their businesses. Luca Pacioli--monk, mathematician, alchemist, and friend of Leonardo da Vinci--incorporated Arabic mathematics to formulate a system that could work across all trades and nations. As Jane Gleeson-White reveals, double-entry ... Show more

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