Financial History of the World

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The author of the book viz., The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World, Niall Ferguson, reveals the significance of money in tandem with human existence. He has meticulously traced back the evolution of this pecuniary element from as early as ancient Mesopotamian civilization to its present alarming turbulence and instability observed all across the globe similar to the concerns over global warming. The progressive ascent has rightly been termed as Planet Finance. The author vividly enumerates the prolonged history of money, credit and banking. To be precise, it accounts for growth of money as a trading entity, establishes a link with successive progress and influence on the modern socio-economic genre and identifies its smart entry into the realm of 21st-century stir and spectacle.

Published in 2008, this book was converted into a documentary with successful streaming at highly regarded television channels like PBS (USA) and Channel 4 (UK).It boasts of an International Emmy Award, conferred in 2009.