The Great Mirror of Folly: Finance, Culture and the Crash of 1720 – NEW, SEALED


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Publication Year: 2013
Format: Hardcover Language: English
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The Great Mirror of Folly: Finance, Culture and the Crash of 1720 – NEW, SEALED

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The world’s first global stock market bubble suddenly burst in 1720, destroying the dreams and fortunes of speculators in London, Paris, and Amsterdam virtually overnight. Their folly and misfortune inspired the publication of an extraordinary Dutch collection of satirical prints, plays, poetry, commentary, and financial prospectuses entitled Het groote Tafereel de Dwaasheid (The Great Mirror of Folly), a unique and lavish record of the financial crisis and its cultural dimensions. The current book adopts the title. It is a book about the book, a wide-ranging interdisciplinary collaboration that uncovers the meaning and influence of the Tafereel and the profound, lasting, and multifaceted impact of the crash of 1720 on European cultures and financial markets.

Product Identifiers
ISBN-10 0300162464
ISBN-13 9780300162462

Key Details
Number Of Pages 360 pages
Series Yale Series in Economic and Financial History
Format Hardcover
Publication Date 2013-11-26
Language English
Publisher Yale University Press
Publication Year 2013

Additional Details
Copyright Date 2013
Illustrated Yes

Weight 73.1 Oz
Height 1.1 In.
Width 9 In.
Length 12 In.

Target Audience
Group Scholarly & Professional

Classification Method
LCCN 2013-016691
LC Classification Number HG6006.G82G74 2013
Dewey Decimal 330.941071
Dewey Edition 23

Edited by Catherine Labio, K. Geert Rouwenhorst, Timothy Young, William N. Goetzmann
Foreword by Robert Shiller

“As global as anything could be in its time, the financial collapse of 1720 elicits a multidisciplinary approach from authors magnificently skilled in art, economic, social, and book histories. Would that our own economic crises will one day produce erudition of this quality, in a volume that pleases both the mind and the eye.”–Margaret C. Jacob, Distinguished Professor of History, UCLA “Beautifully produced . . . admirably coherent . . . generally impressive.”? American Historical Review “The most visually stunning and. . . one of the most important investing books of the past year.”–Jason Zweig, Wall Street Journal “This is a wonderful book about an extraordinary work, Het Groote Tafereel der Dwaasheid (The Great Mirror of Folly) . . . . a giant piece of satire aimed at denigrating the greed and hubris of the speculators of 1720 . . . . This is a book of great scholarship . . . that should adorn the shelves of all those interested in money, banking, financial innovation, bubbles and the behavior of people during asset market crashes.”Antoine H. Murphy, “Will we ever grasp that a dynamic society sometimes flops? Judging from this ravishing display of financial folly from three centuries ago, and the illuminating modern commentary, it doesn’t look like it.” – Deirdre N. McCloskey, author of Bourgeois Dignity: Why Economics Can’t Explain the Modern World (2010)


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