Introduction: Synthesis and engagement

John Richard Edwards, Stephen P. Walker

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If for many history is boring and all about dead people, why produce a Companion to the history of a discipline that is widely perceived as a mind-numbing activity performed by the living dead - cold, colourless number crunchers? In this volume we hope to show that accounting history is much more than describing the content of crumbling ledgers, the scrutiny of faded balance sheets and charting impenetrable methods for recording transactions in the past. While we don’t promise to excite readers with historical tales of lust, debauchery and murder, we do hope to reveal the manner in which the seemingly innocuous practice of accounting has pervaded human existence in numerous and fascinating ways.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationThe Routledge Companion to Accounting History
EditorsJohn Richard Edwards, Stephen P. Walker
Place of PublicationLondon
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)9781351238878, 9781351238885
ISBN (Print)9780815375869
Publication statusPublished - 27 Apr 2020

Publication series

NameRoutledge Companions in Business, Management and Marketing


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