A Study of The Origin of Certain
Banking Practices, and of their effect on the events of Ancient
History, written in the light of the Present Day.
David Astle's "The Babylonian Woe" is
the finest book on the
history of money in antiquity that I've ever read. In this scholarly
work, he has presented to the world a history of the effects of
monetary mechanics in very ancient times.
It illustrates how, even in
the earliest times of which written record remains, the days of
Babylonia or before, a so-called monetary science undoubtedly
being then, as in today, never more than as instrument by which its
secret and cynical controllers wittingly influenced the destinies of
individuals, nations, and empires as to (temporary) glory or final
This important and well-documented work is a most useful reference
book; complementing any study of Economic or Monetary history. It
be a great asset to learned societies, top management, and self-
teaching individuals in all parts of the world.