Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. It is followed by mass frenzy investment, buying of certain asset like tulips, real estate, stocks etc and expansion of credits to fund speculators to buy assets, and creditors take those assets as collateral even when the debtor can't even pay the interest on the rational that asset price would continue to increase. Ok, its depressing especially knowing how many of these delusions still run rampant. Extraordinary Popular Delusions is a 700 page study of what Mackay calls the Madness of Europe, up until 1841. It was the search for the elixir vitae or water of life.
I did have one question; in the intro, Harris says there's some humor to be found here. The name of the book describes exactly what you might expect it to contain. For modern-day investors, still reeling from the dotcom crash, the moral of the popular manias scarcely needs spelling out. Chapters on Relics, Haunted Houses, Fortune Telling, Witch Mania, The Crusades, etc. It's about the length of time that it requires for a new set of suckers, if you will, a new set of people capable of wonderful self-delusion to come in and imagine that they have a new and wonderful fix on the future. And you read it, and you think, this is still happening.
This book is ideal for browsing. The human species unit is not the individual, but rather is the community: a collection of humans 20 or 30 to a couple hundred or so — tribal peoples of greater number created clans of about thoses numbers. Spine creases, wear to binding and pages from reading. Довольно любопытный труд на первый взгляд, но если начать разбираться - то выходит вот что. I didn't know what until I started the book, though. The spine may show signs of wear. This seems to be one of those things that the Church is determined to forget so you never really see much on the su I only read the chapter on witches.
All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. This book is a classic, and a hell of a read. However, this chapter is extremely repetitive, because it tells how the witch hunt progressed in several countries, and, since it happened in a similar manner in all of them, the stories are just repetitions. Pages can include considerable notes-in pen or highlighter-but the notes cannot obscure the text. Mankind has not made any real intellectual jump forward. Any particular virtue of this flower is not known, it has neither the beauty nor the perfume of a rose and is not enduring either. Sepertimana yang disebut dalam bab yang sebelumny Jilid dua buku ini hanyalah membicarakan empat bab sahaja; namun bagi setiap satu, panjangnya sahaja boleh menjadi satu buku! Law floundered to just a footnote in history.
It would also mean that if you lived in Germany in 1932 and the Center Party was in power you would feel bound in principle to vote for the Nazis. The devil had sent her with a sledgehammer and a large nail to drive into the good man's skull. The first chapter teaches us about a Scottish character named John Law. Chapters on Relics, Haunted Houses, Fortune Telling, Witch Mania, The Crusades, etc. Some of the long sections include financial bubbles, alchemy, the Crusades, and witch hunting frenzies. First off, many of the editions in Amazon are partial reprints of the original 1841 edition.
A lengthy section of alchemists is like a shadow history of the rise of scammers in Europe: people who'd leech off of rich nobles who thought pewter could turn into gold. In 1832, he came back to London and soon enough became a revered songwriter and journalist. Although alchemists gained money from their sponsors, mainly noblemen, he notes that the belief in alchemy by sponsors could be hazardous to its practitioners, as it wasn't rare for an unscrupulous noble to imprison a supposed alchemist until he could produce gold. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. In 1635 many people were known to invest 100 000 florins for the purchase of 40 roots. Charles Mackay's extraordinary survey of the various manifestations of mass hysteria throughout history cannot help but offer perspective.
Why read a book originally published in 1841 about the delusions and madness of times long gone? Extraordinary Popular Delusions and Madness of the Crowds By Charles Mackay 1814-1889 Charles Mackay was a Scottish poet, journalist, author, anthologist, novelist, and songwriter remembered mainly for his book 'Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds'. It's almost unbelievable to see how disorganized some of the crusades were. The name of the book describes exactly what you might expect it to contain. About this Item: Crown Publishing Group. Three of the longer sections of the book are devoted to alchemy, the crusades, and witch-hunting.
Podvodne akciove spolecnosti, tulipomanie, alchymiste, hypnotizeri, travici, hony na carodejnice, krizove vypravy. It was looked at as so cowardly to refuse a duel, that many people would rather risk death and often die then have society turn its back on you for refusing. He is but a superficial thinker who would despise and refuse to hear of them merely because they are absurd. Anyway, it was fascinating to read this. He reminds us that, no matter how batshit crazy a particular fad might seem, it's already been done by our ancestors. And not only is such a study instructive: he who reads for amusement only will find no chapter in the annals of the human mind more amusing than this.