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Money Changes Everything:
How Finance Made Civilization Possible
William N. Goetzmann

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

Acknowledgments vii
Introduction 1
Part I From Cuneiform to Classical Civilization 15
1 Finance and Writing 19
2 Finance and Urbanism 31
3 Financial Architecture 46
4 Mesopotamian Twilight 65
5 Athenian Finance 73
6 Monetary Revolution 92
7 Roman Finance 103
Part II The Financial Legacy of China 137
8 China's First Financial World 143
9 Unity and Bureaucracy 167
10 Financial Divergence 194
Part III The European Crucible 203
11 The Temple and Finance 207
12 Venice 221
13 Fibonacci and Finance 238
14 Immortal Bonds 249
15 The Discovery of Chance 258
16 Efficient Markets 276
17 Europe, Inc. 289
18 Corporations and Exploration 305
19 A Projecting Age 320
20 A Bubble in France 347
21 According to Hoyle 363
22 Securitization and Debt 382
Part IV The Emergence of Global Markets 401
23 Marx and Markets 405
24 China's Financiers 423
25 The Russian Bear 443
26 Keynes to the Rescue 454
27 The New Financial World 467
28 Re-Engineering the Future 493
29 Post-War Theory 504
Conclusion 519
Notes 523
Bibliography 541
Illustration Credits 555
Index 557

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