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Debt: The First 5000 Years


Debt: The First 5,000 Years is a book by anthropologist David Graeber published in 2011. It explores the historical relationship of debt with social institutions such as barter, marriage, friendship, slavery, law, religion, war and government. It draws on the history and anthropology of a number of civilizations, large and small, from the first known records of debt from Sumer in 3500 BC until the present.
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original title: Debt
subtitle: The First 5000 Years
language: English
date of publication: 2011
genre: essay
main subject: debt


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