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The Resource The richest man who ever lived : the life and times of Jacob Fugger, Greg Steinmetz

The richest man who ever lived : the life and times of Jacob Fugger, Greg Steinmetz

Label
The richest man who ever lived : the life and times of Jacob Fugger
Title
The richest man who ever lived
Title remainder
the life and times of Jacob Fugger
Statement of responsibility
Greg Steinmetz
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Jacob Fugger--the Renaissance banker who revolutionized the art of making money--established the radical idea of pursuing wealth for its own sake. He lived in Germany at the turn of the sixteenth century, the grandson of a peasant. By the time he died, his fortune amounted to nearly two percent of the European GDP. In an era when kings had unlimited power, Fugger had the nerve to stare down heads of state and ask them to pay back their loans--with interest. It was this coolness and self-assurance, along with his inexhaustible ambition, that made him not only the richest man ever, but a force of history as well."--
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Provided by publisher
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Steinmetz, Greg
Dewey number
  • 332.092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
LC call number
HG1552.F795
LC item number
S74 2015
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Fugger, Jakob
  • Bankers
  • Moneylenders
  • Businessmen
  • Germany
Target audience
adult
Label
The richest man who ever lived : the life and times of Jacob Fugger, Greg Steinmetz
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 283 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451688566
Lccn
2014047507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, color, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn894746809
  • (Sirsi) o894746809
  • (OCoLC)894746809
Label
The richest man who ever lived : the life and times of Jacob Fugger, Greg Steinmetz
Publication
Copyright
Note
Maps on endpapers
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 257-275) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First Simon & Schuster hardcover edition.
Extent
xvii, 283 pages, 8 unnumbered pages of plates
Isbn
9781451688566
Lccn
2014047507
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Other physical details
illustrations, color, maps, portraits
System control number
  • (OCoLC)ocn894746809
  • (Sirsi) o894746809
  • (OCoLC)894746809

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