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Tulipomania: the story of the world's most coveted flower and the extraordinary passions it aroused

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A vivid narration of the history of the tulip, from its origins on the barren, windswept steppes of central Asia to its place of honor in the lush imperial gardens of Constantinople, to its starring moment as the most coveted—and beautiful—commodity in Europe.In the 1630s, visitors to the prosperous trading cities of the Netherlands couldn't help but notice that thousands of normally sober, hardworking Dutch citizens were caught up in an extraordinary frenzy of buying and selling. The object of this unprecedented speculation was the tulip, a delicate and exotic Eastern import that had bewitched horticulturists, noblemen, and tavern owners alike. For almost a year rare bulbs changed hands for incredible and ever-increasing sums, until single flowers were being sold for more than the cost of a house. Historians would come to call it tulipomania. It was the first futures market in history, and like so many of the ones that would follow, it crashed spectacularly, plunging speculators and investors into economic ruin and despair. This colorful cast of characters includes Turkish sultans, Yugoslav soldiers, French botanists, and Dutch tavern keepers—all centuries apart historically and worlds apart culturally, but with one thing in common: tulipomania.
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subject_facetNetherlands -- Economic conditions -- 17th century
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Tulip Mania, 1634-1637
title_displayTulipomania : the story of the world's most coveted flower and the extraordinary passions it aroused
title_fullTulipomania : the story of the world's most coveted flower and the extraordinary passions it aroused / Mike Dash
Tulipomania : the story of the world's most coveted flower and the extraordinary passions it aroused [electronic resource] / Mike Dash
Tulipomania The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused
title_shortTulipomania
title_subthe story of the world's most coveted flower and the extraordinary passions it aroused
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Economic conditions
Finance
History
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Social conditions
Social life and customs
Social values
Tulip Mania, 1634-1637