Debt The First 5,000 Years

Updated and expanded edition

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A revised and updated edition of the international bestseller. Graeber, one of the early organisers of Occupy Wall Street and a well regarded academic, presents a stunning reversal of conventional wisdom; he shows that before there was money, there was debt. For more than 5000 years, since the beginnings of the first agrarian empires, humans have used elaborate credit systems to buy and sell goods, long before the invention of cash. It is in this era, Graeber argues, that we first see a society divided between debtors and creditors.

Book information

ISBN: 9781612194196
Publisher: Penguin Random House Group
Imprint: Melville House
Pub date:
Edition: Updated and expanded edition
DEWEY: 332.09
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Sales rank: 35968
Number of pages: 542
Weight: 520g
Height: 144mm
Width: 213mm
Spine width: 38mm