Tulipomania

Tulipomania The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower and the Extraordinary Passions it Aroused mike dash

'A fascinating exploration of human greed and self-delusion and also a tribute to our ageless search for beauty' DEBORAH MOGGACH.

In 1630s' Holland thousands of people, from the wealthiest merchants to the lowest street traders, were caught up in a frenzy of buying and selling. The object of the speculation was not oil or gold, but the tulip, a delicate and exotic bloom that had just arrived from the east. Over three years, rare tulip bulbs changed hands for sums that would have bought a house in Amsterdam: a single bulb could sell for more than GBP300,000 at today's prices. Fortunes were made overnight, but then lost when, within a year, the market collapsed.

Mike Dash recreates this bizarre episode in European history, separating myth from reality. He traces the hysterical boom and devastating bust, bringing to life a colourful cast of characters, and beautifully evoking Holland's Golden Age.

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Specificaties

ISBN
9780753827994
Uitgever
Weidenfeld & Nicolson
Druk
1e
Datum
15-04-2010
Taal
Engels
Bladzijden
0
Bindwijze
Paperback Paperback
Genre
Geschiedenis

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