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The Resource War and gold : a five-hundred-year history of empires, adventures and debt, Kwasi Kwarteng

War and gold : a five-hundred-year history of empires, adventures and debt, Kwasi Kwarteng

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War and gold : a five-hundred-year history of empires, adventures and debt
Title
War and gold
Title remainder
a five-hundred-year history of empires, adventures and debt
Statement of responsibility
Kwasi Kwarteng
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
In the 16th century, Spanish conquistadors discovered the New World. The vast quantities of gold and silver would make their country rich, yet the new wealth, which was plunged into multiple wars, would eventually lead to the economic ruin of their empire. Here, historian and politician Kwasi Kwarteng shows that this moment in world history has been echoed many times, from the French Revolution to both World Wars, right up to the present day, when our own financial crisis saw many of our great nations slip into financial trouble. Kwarteng reveals a pattern of war-waging, financial debt and fluctuations between paper money and the gold standard, and creates a compelling study of the powerful relationship that has shaped the world as we know it, that between war and gold
Cataloging source
StDuBDS
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Kwarteng, Kwasi
Dewey number
  • 330.9
  • 330.9
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • plates
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Imperialism
  • War
  • State bankruptcy
  • Economic history
  • Economics
Label
War and gold : a five-hundred-year history of empires, adventures and debt, Kwasi Kwarteng
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781408848159
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
424 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408848159
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)
Label
War and gold : a five-hundred-year history of empires, adventures and debt, Kwasi Kwarteng
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
  • text
  • still image
Content type MARC source
  • rdacontent
  • rdacontent
Control code
9781408848159
Dimensions
24 cm
Extent
424 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781408848159
Isbn Type
(hbk.)
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations (black and white, and colour)

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