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Author Gleeson-White, Jane.

Title Double entry : how the merchants of Venice shaped the modern world - and how their invention could make or break the planet / Jane Gleeson-White
Published Crows Nest, N.S.W. : Allen & Unwin, 2011


Location Call no. Vol. Availability
 MELB  330.122 Gle/Deh  AVAILABLE
Description 293 pages ; 22 cm
regular print
Contents Preface: Bobby Kennedy and the wealth of nations and corporations -- 1. Accounting: our first communications technology -- 2. Merchants and mathematics -- 3. Luca Pacioli: from Sansepolcro to celebrity -- 4. Pacioli's landmark bookkeeping treatise of 1494 -- 5. Venetian double entry goes viral -- 6. Double entry morphs: the industrial revolution and the birth of a profession -- 7. Double entry and capitalism - chicken and egg? -- 8. John Maynard Keynes, double entry and the wealth of nations -- 9. The rise and scandalous rise of a profession -- 10. Gross Domestic Product and how accounting could make or break the planet
Summary A fascinating exploration of how a simple system used to measure and record wealth spawned a cultural revolution. Prepare to have your idea of accounting changed forever
Analysis Accounting (Australia)
Economic history (Australia)
Notes N copy signed and inscribed by the author, 3 August 2013. ANL
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
Notes The Nib : Waverley Library Award for Literature, 2012
Subject Bookkeeping -- History.
Capitalism -- History.
ISBN 9781741757552 (hbk.)