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Benedetto Cotrugli - The Book of the Art of Trade (repost)

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Benedetto Cotrugli - The Book of the Art of Trade (repost)

Benedetto Cotrugli - The Book of the Art of Trade: With Scholarly Essays from Niall Ferguson, Giovanni Favero, Mario Infelise, Tiziano Zanato and Vera Ribaudo by Carlo Carraro
English | 2 Jan. 2017 | ISBN: 3319399683 | 256 Pages | PDF | 2.45 MB

This is the first English translation of Benedetto Cotrugli's The Book of the Art of Trade, a lively account of the life of a Mediterranean merchant in the Early Renaissance, written in 1458. The book is an impassioned defense of the legitimacy of mercantile practices, and includes the first scholarly mention of double-entry bookkeeping. Its four parts focus respectively on trading techniques, from accounting to insurance, the religion of the merchant, his public life, and family matters.