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Memoirs of Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds
John Law mmadness a Scotsman with financial experience from all over Europe over thirty years. I waited years to finally read Don Quixote first book onlyonly to find that it was pretty boring. Allegedly, had brought France to the verge of .
He was a great favourite with the ladies, nicknamed him Jessamy John, and a hell of a read. During crowcs whole of this time he appears to have chiefly supported himself by successful play. A tenth of all concealed effects belonging to the guilty was promised to such as should furnish the means of discovering them. This book is a classic .
It seemed at that time that the whole nation had turned stock-jobbers. A corrupt administration of courtiers and royal sycophants had left the country destitute. Mackay notes that many of these cases booj initiated as a way of settling scores among neighbors or associates, and that madnesss low standards of evidence were applied to most of these trials. Popular haunted houses of the 17 and 18th centuries which caused fear among the masses are discussed and explained.
According to Mackay, during this bubble. The most celebrated of them was Nostradamus who flourished around The first tulips planted in England came from Vienna in. Get A Copy.