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u/throwaway1138 · 13 pointsr/Accounting

I'm not a shill, but I'm going to plug a book recommendation here.

I'm reading a book called Double Entry - How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance and I highly recommend it. Accounting systems developed around Renaissance Italy, with the help of Muslim scholars, who brought to the west Hindu numbers. It's like the entire world came together all at once perfectly at exactly the right time to develop modern accounting as we know it. Luca Pacioli is heavily featured in the book, and it surveys all of number theory, logical philosophy, math, history, banking, finance, and accounting through the ages.

I highly recommend this read, A+

u/IlIlIIIlIl · 6 pointsr/Accounting

Double Entry

Great read about how accounting came to be and the important people behind it. Including Luca Pacioli (who tutored Leonardo Da Vinci) and his enormous contributions and developments. It's a nice history lesson which helped me connect more dots about accounting.

u/corran132 · 3 pointsr/history

Late to the party, but...

The story of the man who wrote the text commonly attributed to popularizing Indo-Arabic numerals (and zero) to the west is a part of the excellent book doubly entry, which is specifically about the history of accounting.

Also a much more interesting story than you might think.

u/threequincy · 3 pointsr/Accounting

The Reckoning: Financial Accountability and the Rise and Fall of Nations

Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance

Not exactly technical stuff but they defnitely give more color and depth to this thing of ours (accounting)

u/EconomicHitmann · 2 pointsr/Accounting

I really liked this book on double entry bookkeeping. I found it suggested on this sub

u/sakebomb69 · 1 pointr/Accounting

The cover reminds me of Jane Gleeson White's Double Entry

u/rgfuller · 1 pointr/Accounting

This is pretty good: Double Entry: How the Merchants of Venice Created Modern Finance
https://www.amazon.com/Double-Entry-Merchants-Created-Finance/dp/0393346595