Confession And Bookkeeping

Author: James Aho
Publisher: SUNY Press
ISBN: 9780791482797
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A fascinating exploration of the connection between profit making and morality, this book illustrates how modern accounting had its roots in the sacrament of confession.

The American Archivist

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Includes sections "Reviews of books" and "Abstracts of archive publications (Western and Eastern Europe)."

Codes Of Finance

Author: Vincent Antonin Lépinay
Publisher: Princeton University Press
ISBN: 1400840465
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The financial industry's invention of complex products such as credit default swaps and other derivatives has been widely blamed for triggering the global financial crisis of 2008. In Codes of Finance, Vincent Antonin Lépinay, a former employee of one of the world’s leading investment banks, takes readers behind the scenes of the equity derivatives business at the bank before the crisis, providing a detailed firsthand account of the creation, marketing, selling, accounting, and management of these financial instruments—and of how they ultimately created havoc inside and outside the bank.

Weltbekehrungen

Author: Martin Petzke
Publisher: transcript Verlag
ISBN: 3839422418
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Lässt sich inmitten der weltreligiösen Vielfalt ein globaler Zusammenhang ähnlich etwa der Weltwirtschaft oder Weltpolitik ausmachen? Martin Petzke prüft hierzu die religionssoziologischen Erträge von Differenzierungs- und Weltgesellschaftstheorien und entwickelt einen Begriff der Globalität gesellschaftlicher Teilsysteme. Die Studie, deren empirischer Fokus auf der pfingstlich-evangelikalen Beobachtung anderer Religionen liegt, zeichnet nach, wie durch statistische Bilanzierungen von Bekehrungen eine globale Konkurrenz von Mitgliedschaftsreligionen konstruiert wird: ein 'amerikanischer' Sinnentwurf, auf den sich im Zuge des Missionskontakts auch andere Religionen einlassen.

Aurora Torealis

Author: Marco Beretta
Publisher: Science History Publications/USA
ISBN: 9780881353983
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He has been a force in the development of the history of science for decades, focusing on the eighteenth-century Enlightenment (when he admits it existed) and is the author of a seminal two-volume work in the field and another on, of all things, Peking Man. Frangsmyr's range of interests and his astonishing level of expertise in all are reflected in these essays, with topics ranging from concepts of evolution and progress in Lucretius to da Vinci's concept of nature, Torricelli's improvements of Galileo, Solomon's houses and Bianchi's academic places, Linnaeus and Darwin, the use and abuse of von Humboldt, nationalism and horticulture in the US, a divided Jules Verne, a consolidated history of reason, experiments and physics, conflicting cosmologies, and science in an age of policy. Science History Publications USA is a division of Watson Publishing International.

The Windmill And The Giant

Author: Elif Batuman
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In Chapter 1, I discuss the rise of graphomania as a product of double-entry bookkeeping, mandatory written spiritual confession, and the mass-production of paper.

Accounting Capitalism And The Revealed Religions

Author: Vassili Joannidès de Lautour
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319323334
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This book analyses the bearing of global monotheistic faiths towards the philosophy and practice of record keeping and accounting throughout history. The author offers a comprehensive discussion of the literal and figurative processes of taking account and ascribing accountability that link religions such as Christianity, Judaism and Islam. Chapters address theology and accounting in tandem with social behaviours to demonstrate how auditing and calculating customs permeate practising religions. This book first highlights how the four monotheisms have viewed and incorporated accounting historically, and then looks forward to the accounting debates, technologies and traditions in today’s world that derive from these religious customs. Drawing heavily on the writings of Max Weber and Werner Sombart, the author demonstrates that accounting and capitalism have religious roots far beyond the Protestant ethic.