THE INVENTION OF BANKING
First Light—Tuscany and the Dawn of the Renaissance
The program shows how the invention of eyeglasses, improvements to paper, the roads built for Crusaders, exposure to Arab mathematics, and an exploding need for credit—all byproducts of the Renaissance—led to the invention of modern banking by a few families in 13th-century Tuscany.
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