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Author Goldgar, Anne.
Title Tulipmania : money, honor, and knowledge in the Dutch golden age / Anne Goldgar.
Imprint Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007.

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Subject Tulip Mania, 1634-1637.
Social values -- Netherlands -- History -- 17th century.
Netherlands -- Economic conditions -- 17th century.
Netherlands -- Social life and customs -- 17th century.
Netherlands -- Social conditions -- 17th century.
Add Title Money, honor, and knowledge in the Dutch golden age
Description 1 online resource (xx, 425 pages, 12 unnumbered pages of plates) : illustrations (some color), maps
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references (pages 327-397) and index.
Contents Something strange -- Art & flowers -- Bloemisten -- Grieving money -- Bad faith -- Epilogue: Cabbage fever.
Summary In the 1630s the Netherlands was gripped by tulipmania: a speculative fever unprecedented in scale and, as popular history would have it, folly. We all know the outline of the storyhow otherwise sensible merchants, nobles, and artisans spent all they had (and much that they didnt) on tulip bulbs. We have heard how these bulbs changed hands hundreds of times in a single day, and how some bulbs, sold and resold for thousands of guilders, never even existed. Tulipmania is seen as an example of the gullibility of crowds and the dangers of financial speculation. But it wasnt like that. As Anne Goldgar reveals inTulipmania, not one of these stories is true. Making use of extensive archival research, she lays waste to the legends, revealing that while the 1630s did see a speculative bubble in tulip prices, neither the height of the bubble nor its bursting were anywhere near as dramatic as we tend to think. By clearing away the accumulated myths, Goldgar is able to show us instead the far more interesting reality: the ways in which tulipmania reflected deep anxieties about the transformation of Dutch society in the Golden Age. Goldgar tells us at the start of her excellent debunking book: Most of what we have heard of [tulipmania] is not true. . . She tells a new story. Simon Kuper, Financial Times.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780226301303 (electronic bk.)
0226301303 (electronic bk.)
9780226301266
0226301265 (Trade Paper)
9780226301259 (cloth ; alk. paper)
0226301257 (cloth ; alk. paper)
ISBN/ISSN 9780226301266
OCLC # 304564136
Additional Format Print version: Goldgar, Anne. Tulipmania. Chicago : University of Chicago Press, 2007 9780226301259 0226301257 (DLC) 2006039793 (OCoLC)76897793