Debt: The First 5000 Years

The First 5000 Years
first publication date:  2011
genre:  essay
original title:  Debt
original language:  English
main subject:  debt

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 BCE until the present. Source: Wikipedia (en)

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