In the Market: An Illustrated World History of the Financial Markets by Christopher Finch

In the Market: An Illustrated World History of the Financial Markets

Christopher Finch
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  • ISBN
    9780789200143 / 0789200147
  • Title In the Market: An Illustrated World History of the Financial Markets
  • Author Christopher Finch
  • Category International Finance
    Economic History
    Finance
  • Format
    Hardcover
  • Year 2001
  • Pages 352
  • Publisher
    Abbeville Press
  • Imprint Abbeville Press Inc.,U.S.
  • Edition
    1st
  • Language English
  • Dimensions 262mm x 40mm x 313mm

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The impact of capital markets on every aspect of business and daily life at the dawn of the 21st century - and how those markets have evolved since antiquity - is explored in this illustrated volume.

Publisher Description

The impact of capital markets on every aspect of business and daily life at the dawn of the 21st century - and how those markets have evolved since antiquity - is explored in this illustrated volume. A chronological narrative explains the origins of market economies in the ancient world, tracing the evolution of markets from the Greek agora and medieval fairs to the first joint stock companies, and detailing the rise of today's commodity and financial markets. Accompanying this text are 17 highly visual features; each is devoted to a type of market transaction, from “cash on the barrelhead” to the most sophisticated speculation in derivatives. These features take the reader from the world of bartering to those of the commodity trader, government finance, and business investments in industries ranging from transportation to entertainment, aerospace, and the Internet. The illustrations emphasize the financial market's practical and profound effects on businesses' and workers' production of goods and services. Also included are 100 biographies of men and women who have reshaped the international marketplace, from John Jacob Astor to Victoria Claflin Woodhall.

Author Biography

Christopher Finch's books include the best-selling The Art of Walt Disney and Highways to heaven, an account of the growth of the American automobile industry. John M. Angelo is co-founder and Chief Executive Officer of Angelo, Gordon & Co., a leading investment firm specializing in non-traditional asset management.

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