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Review: Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Shaped the Modern World


Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Shaped the Modern World
Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Shaped the Modern World by Jane Gleeson-White

My rating: 4 of 5 stars



This book is very interesting. While reading it becomes clear why bookkeeping today is what it is. I liked to see historical information about it and some outstanding people who influenced the way people administer business.
Despite the main idea of the book, this quote shows us that nothing has been changed for centuires:

"Money, wrote Alberti in the 1430s, ‘is the root of all things’: ’with money one can have a town house or a villa; and all the trades and craftsmen will toil like servants for the man who has money. He who has none goes without everything, and money is required for every purpose.’"



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