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The Routledge Companion to Accounting History

Edited by: John Richard Edwards , Stephen P. Walker

Print publication date:  April  2020
Online publication date:  April  2020

Print ISBN: 9780815375869
eBook ISBN: 9781351238885
Adobe ISBN:

10.4324/9781351238885
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The Routledge Companion to Accounting History presents a single-volume synthesis of research in this expanding field, exploring and analysing accounting from ancient civilisations to the modern day.

No longer perceived as the narrow study of how a mysterious technique was used in past, the scope of accounting history has widened substantially. This revised and updated volume moves beyond the history of accounting technologies, accounting theories and practices and the accountants who applied them. ?Expert contributors from around the world explore the interfaces between accounting and the economy, society, culture and the polity. Accounting history is shown to offer important insights into such disparate phenomena as the evolution of capitalism, control of labour, gender and family relationships, racial exploitation, the operation of religious organisations, and the functioning of the state.

Illuminating the foundation and development of accounting systems, this updated, classic book opens the field to a new generation of accounting scholars and historians around the world.

Table of contents

Prelims Download PDF
Introduction Download PDF
Chapter  1:  Structures, territories and tribes Download PDF
Chapter  2:  Historiography Download PDF
Chapter  3:  Subjects, sources and dissemination Download PDF
Chapter  4:  Ancient accounting Download PDF
Chapter  5:  Bookkeeping Download PDF
Chapter  6:  Mechanisation, computerisation and information systems Download PDF
Chapter  7:  Financial accounting theory Download PDF
Chapter  8:  Financial accounting practice Download PDF
Chapter  9:  Management accounting Download PDF
Chapter  10:  Auditing Download PDF
Chapter  11:  Professionalisation Download PDF
Chapter  12:  Accounting practitioners, work and organisations Download PDF
Chapter  13:  Education Download PDF
Chapter  14:  Regulation Download PDF
Chapter  15:  Agriculture Download PDF
Chapter  16:  Mercantilism Download PDF
Chapter  17:  Capitalism Download PDF
Chapter  18:  Railroads Download PDF
Chapter  19:  National accounting Download PDF
Chapter  20:  Scandals Download PDF
Chapter  21:  Gender Download PDF
Chapter  22:  Race and ethnicity Download PDF
Chapter  23:  Colonialism and indigenous peoples  Download PDF
Chapter  24:  Emancipation Download PDF
Chapter  25:  Religion Download PDF
Chapter  26:  Creative arts Download PDF
Chapter  27:  The state Download PDF
Chapter  28:  Military Download PDF
Chapter  29:  Taxation Download PDF
Index Download PDF
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