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History and Survey of Accountancy (RLE Accounting)

1st Edition

By Wilmer L. Green


290 pages

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This volume presents a survey of accountancy from early times through to modern accounting methods of the early twentieth century. Covering everything from accounting in Ancient Egypt and the Roman Republic through to legislation for the accountancy profession in Europe and South America, as well as ethics and education in the accountancy profession, this volume will be of use to both students and professionals who wish to extend their historical knowledge of their profession.

Table of Contents

Foreword. Preface. Index to Illustrations 1. Numeration 2. Accounting in Babylonia, Assyria, Egypt, Greece, the Roman Republic, Accounting in the Dark Ages, Accounting in England, Europe, the USA, Canada, South and Central America 3. History of Bookkeeping 4. Legislation for the Accountancy Profession 5. Education for the Accountancy Profession 6. Accountants’ Societies 7. Ethics

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About the Series

Routledge Library Editions: Accounting

Accounting carries with its history a vast number of ideas which have slowly developed along with it.

The re-issued volumes in this set, available individually or as a set, together represent an unparalleled opportunity to build a library according to research interests or student requirements. They discuss the following:

  • history of accounting and the development of accounting theory
  • analysis of international accounting principles and international group accounting
  • accounting practice and the presentation & interpretation of accounts
  • inflation accounting and cash budgets and funds flow
  • the regulatory framework of accounting in the UK, China, and the USA
  • comparisons with international accounting standards.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Accounting / General