Below I’ll give you my selections for the best Financial History books by a few categories. I will cover these and other great books more in depth later.
- The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World: 10th Anniversary Edition (2009)
- Financial Market History: Reflections on the Past for Investors Today (2016)
- A Short History of Financial Euphoria (Penguin Business) (1994)
- Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A Financial Crises, Seventh Edition (2015)
- The Quiet Crisis (Classic Reprint) (2019)
- Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation (2000)
- A Treatise on the Law of Surveying and Boundaries (Classic Reprint) (2018)
- The Oxford Handbook of Banking and Financial History (Oxford Handbooks) (2018)
- History of Money: Financial History: From Barter to Bitcoin – An Overview of Our Economic History, Monetary System & Currency Crisis (2016)
- Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises (Wiley Investment Classics) (2005)
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The Ascent of Money: A Financial History of the World: 10th Anniversary Edition (2009)
In this updated edition, Niall Ferguson brings his classic financial history of the world up to the present day, tackling the populist backlash that followed the 2008 crisis, the descent of “Chimerica” into a trade war, and the advent of cryptocurrencies, such as Bitcoin, with his signature clarity and expert lens.
Financial Market History: Reflections on the Past for Investors Today (2016)
Since the 2008 financial crisis, a resurgence of interest in economic and financial history has occurred among investment professionals. This book discusses some of the lessons drawn from the past that may help practitioners when thinking about their portfolios.
A Short History of Financial Euphoria (Penguin Business) (1994)
The world-renowned economist offers “dourly irreverent analyses of financial debacle from the tulip craze of the seventeenth century to the recent plague of junk bonds.”—The Atlantic.
Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A Financial Crises, Seventh Edition (2015)
The first edition of Charles Kindleberger’s brilliant, panoramic history, published in 1978, summarized the pattern of market developments and the five stages in the evolution of a financial crisis. Robert Z.
The Quiet Crisis (Classic Reprint) (2019)
Excerpt from The Quiet CrisisOne week last fall two events came to my attention which seemed to sum up the plight of modern man: the first was a press report which indicated that T. S.
Devil Take the Hindmost: A History of Financial Speculation (2000)
Is your investment in that new Internet stock a sign of stock market savvy or an act of peculiarly American speculative folly? How has the psychology of investing changed—and not changed—over the last five hundred years?
A Treatise on the Law of Surveying and Boundaries (Classic Reprint) (2018)
Excerpt from A Treatise on the Law of Surveying and BoundariesThe work sets forth the laws pertaining to surveying and boundaries and discusses the problems arising in the surveying and legal professions with reference to the location and settle ment of boundaries.
The Oxford Handbook of Banking and Financial History (Oxford Handbooks) (2018)
The financial crisis of 2008 aroused widespread interest in banking and financial history among policy makers, academics, journalists, and even bankers, in addition to the wider public.
History of Money: Financial History: From Barter to Bitcoin – An Overview of Our Economic History, Monetary System & Currency Crisis (2016)
Why is a printed piece of paper worth anything? How can a coin be worth more or even less than the number stamped on it? Why is digital money real money? How can money be worth more or less than it was yesterday?Since the emergence of debit and credit cards, many of us pay little mind to our finances and hardly think of money anymore. But currency, whether by cash or debit, is the driving force of our lives.
Manias, Panics, and Crashes: A History of Financial Crises (Wiley Investment Classics) (2005)
Manias, Panics, and Crashes, Fifth Edition is an engaging and entertaining account of the way that mismanagement of money and credit has led to financial explosions over the centuries. Covering such topics as the history and anatomy of crises, speculative manias, and the lender of last resort, this book puts the turbulence of the financial world in perspective.
Best Financial History Books You Should Read
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Calming the Storms: The Carry Trade, the Banking School and British Financial Crises Since 1825
Author(s): Charles Read
ID: 3566962, Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan, Year: 2023, Size: 9 Mb, Format: pdf
Histories of Tax Evasion, Avoidance and Resistance
Author(s): Korinna Schönhärl, Gisela Hürlimann, Dorothea Rohde
ID: 3530440, Publisher: Routledge, Year: 2022, Size: 4 Mb, Format: pdf
The Great Famine in Ireland and Britain’s Financial Crisis
Author(s): Charles Read
ID: 3657631, Publisher: Boydell Press, Year: 2022, Size: 12 Mb, Format: pdf
Please note that this booklist is not definite. Some books are absolutely best-sellers according to Washington Post, others are written by unknown authors. On top of that, you can always find additional tutorials and courses on Coursera, Udemy or edX, for example. Are there any other relevant links you could recommend? Drop a comment if you have any feedback on the list.