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Tulipomania: The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower & the Extraordinary Passions It Aroused

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In the 1630s, visitors to the prosperous trading cities of the Netherlands couldn't help but notice that thousands of normally sober, hardworking Dutch citizens from every walk of life were caught up in an extraordinary frenzy of buying and selling. The object of this unprecedented speculation was the tulip, a delicate and exotic Eastern import that had bewitched horticult ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published January 30th 2001 by Broadway Books (first published 1999)
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Huda Yahya
Oct 25, 2013 Huda Yahya marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Recommended to Huda by: Sarah ~

الولع بالزنبق .. سيرة الزهرة التي شغف بها العالم

الكتاب متوفر للتحميل عبر الرابط التالي

Sarah ~
Aug 19, 2013 Sarah ~ rated it it was amazing
Shelves: favorites, 2013

فاتِنٌ هَذَا الكتاب ~
إنه عن زهرة هيمنت على كلِ شيء وغيرته ، من التاريخ والفنون ، وصولاً إلى الإقتصاد ..
أضحت تراثاً وطنيا ..عن زهرة غير الولع بها كلَ شيء في هولندا،
فكونت وجدان أمة .. واستولت على اهتمامها ..
هولندا والزنبق قصة هوس جمهورية أوروبية صغيرة وفقيرة إلى حد ما ..
وصل إلى حد الهوس ..
بلدُ عانى من حروب كبرى شأنه في ذلك شأن كل البلاد الأوروبية ..
إضافة صعوبات كبرى كـ قلة الأراضي الصالحة للزراعة ومناخ لا يساعد على الحياة ناهيك عن الزراعة ..
هوس وصل إلى مداه بعد وصول أسعار الزنبق لمستويات خيالية
فهد الفهد
الولع بالزنبق

كتاب طريف يتناول الولع بالزنبق والذي اجتاح هولندا في القرون الوسطى، وكيف تنامى بحيث كانت أبصال الزنبق وتباع وتشترى بأثمان باهظة، قبل انتهاء الموجة وانهيار الأسعار وسقوط وخسارة كل المغامرين والراغبين في الربح السريع – يذكرنا بكارثة سوق الأسهم السعودية قبل سنوات -.
ياسمين بن محمد
لتحميل كتاب الولع بالزنبق: سيرة الزهرة التي شغف بها العالم

كتاب رائع يحكي تا ريخ زهرة الزنبق أو التوليب منذ جلبها من الجبال من شرق أسيا إلى إهتمام العثمانيين فوصولها إلى أروبا وخلال سرد هذا التاريخ يتطرق الكاتب الى وقائع ومظاهر الحياة في الدولة العثمانية وكذا وعلاقتها بالزهرة التي شغلت الملوك هذه الزهرة التي حيرت الهولنديين كذلك واستنزفت اموالهم ووقتهم في تربيتها وانتاج اصناف جديدة لبيعها بأسعار كلفت البعض بيع القصور والمنازل والأراضي كما يذكر الكاتب أسماءا
Learnt a lot about futures trading reading this book, however there were sections of the financial side that I found a hard slog - but the historical info about the tulip and some of the early botanists was fascinating.
Jon(athan) Nakapalau
This 'craze' bankrupted families who speculated that the price of rare and exotic tulips would continue to go up. A cautionary tale that still has much to teach us all about the modern stock market.
Mar 01, 2016 Hallie rated it really liked it
I'd heard a lot about the tulip bulb crash and was excited to find this book that talked about it. The beginning started too slow for my taste - there was too much about the history of where the tulip came from and how tulips migrated across Asia and Europe - but after that first quarter of the book it picked up and was a great read on just how crazily the bulb trade exploded. I'd expected it to be a story similar to the economic crashes we've heard of or seen in the past century, but this was e ...more
Ron Bloom
Apr 28, 2015 Ron Bloom rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Informative and well written

On river cruise in Holland I decided to become more informed before I saw the tulip il fields, Mike Dash has told a good story about the history of these flowers from their beginnings deep in Asia to their migration to Turkey before entering Antwerp where a man at a warehouse on the docks picked up a stray bulb, went home with it and thinking it an onion ate it for dinner. The story of the tulip craze is one of honest lovers of this flower new to Europe and ordinary p
My favorite books are the ones that make me say "Wow, who would've thought that a book about (insert random commodity or historical event or individual) would be so interesting?" This wasn't the best microhistory-type book I've ever read, but it kept me engaged and wanting to read more for the duration of the book.

2016 reading challenge: a book set in Europe
Khuloud Muhammad
Oct 22, 2013 Khuloud Muhammad rated it really liked it
تاريخُ زهرة! ، كتابٌ من فريدٌ من نوعه نادرٌ على أرفف المكتبات جميلُ الموضوع؛ إذ أنَّهُ يستقصي تاريخ اكتشاف ويتتبع إنتشارِ زهرةٍ من أبهى الزهور جمالاً وقدرًا وتعرف هذه الزهرة باسم " تيوليب " وبالعربية " الزنبق " ، بل إنه يعرض ما فعله هذا الكائن النباتي البسيط من تغييرات هامّة وهائلة في مجالات إقتصادية وثقافية وعمرانية وجمالية بل حتَّى شاعرية ( رومانسية ) وفتاوى دينية! فسبحانَ من أبدعها ويسَّر لها أن تؤدِّي عملها على بساطتها ككائن حي يحيى بأدى متطلبات الحياة : يحيى بالتمثيل الضوئي! . سبحان الله من ...more
Stephan Frank
Nov 25, 2011 Stephan Frank rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Nice quick read. It's good to have not only the scale of the trade, and its actually much lower impact than usually ascribed to it, described in detail, but to illuminate the circumstances under which the "florists", and not the true lovers of the flower itself created a financial bubble for themselves. Hence the sheer volume for an anotherwise extremely easily explicable phenomenon on a commodity market is justified, as Mike Dash provides a lot more information than on economics only. Hence, I ...more
aljouharah altheeyb
Tulip - توليب - الزنبق

زهرة تنقلت من آسيا إلى قصور الدولة العثمانية في تركيا إلى أوروبا "هولندا " تحديداً ثم عادت مرة أخرى لتركيا ومنها لأوروبا.
زهرة تشتريها الآن بريالات قليلة كان الحصول على بصيلة واحدة من أحد أنواعها ذات السيقان الناعمة والأوراق الزاهية يكلفك آلاف الدولارات.
أو خمسة عشر ضعف وزنها ذهباً !

أستطيع تفهم صرعات الأزياء والمجوهرات والطعام. لكن صرعات التملك لكائنات حية لا يدوم إزهارها سوى عدة أيام ابهرني، ومازال يبهرني حتى بعد انهاء الكتاب!

الولع بالزنبق لم يكن ولعاً عادياً، لم يبدأ ب
Jun 08, 2009 Lynne-marie rated it it was amazing
I read this when it was published and, when one of my own entries brought it up as a suggested book, my heart gave a flop, remembering how much I enjoyed it. In 1593, botanist Carolus Clusius imported some bulbs from Constantinople, but he was very close with his holdings and it took a theft before the bulbs were brought to the public. Then it was as if an intoxication among the stolid burgers of Holland in the early 1600's similar, as Dash would have us see, to the mania of our era. Who ...more
Sanabel Atya

و ما زالت نفسي تتوق لحدائق من التوليب ♥♥

المرة الأولى التي أقرأ فيها عن تأثير "زهرة" في العالم.. عن تاريخ زهرة بأكمله.
من الصين شرقاً حتى هولندا غرباً ..
التوليب ذات الأصول الصينية، و السُمعة الهولندية / جلّ اعتقادي أنها هولندية الأصل !

توليب سمبر أغسطس

التصنيف العلمي"المختصر" للزهرة::
مغطاة البذور
أحادية الفلقة
Liliaceae الفصيلة/ الزنبقية
Tulipa الجنس/ التولب"التوليب"
ولا أدري لِمَ ارتأت "كلمات" أن تُعرب كلمة "التوليب" بالزنبق :(
فأنا أعرف أن مسمى الزنبق لزهرة أخرى مختلفة تماماً، وإن
Jan 27, 2014 Cari rated it liked it
Tulipomania is the history of the tulip presented with a focus on the Dutch tulip mania of the 17th century, and as an overall history this is fairly good, Mike Dash does a solid job. Exploring the roots of the flower (Ha! See what I did there?) and tracing its movement East to West, giving little bios on important tulip-related figures throughout those centuries, and leading up to the crazypants "OMG GOTTA HAVE IT" mania, this book is a great read, informative and moving along at a nice pace. A ...more
Apr 15, 2016 Maurya rated it really liked it
Nice quick read that I picked up before a trip to the Netherlands to visit the (you guessed it) tulip fields. While the tulip mania, and the flower itself, are central to the story, this book isn't just about the flower. Mike Dash uses the setting of the tulip mania to get into the history, life and culture of Holland, serves up some interesting anecdotes set in the gardens of the Turkish sultans and also offers some financial insight into how the speculation started and crashed. Basically the b ...more
Jan 30, 2017 gaudeo rated it liked it
3.5 stars. This book is an easy and quick read (if you skip the notes) and a great introduction to the history of the Netherlands. For a very short period in the 1600's, tulips were such a sought-after product that they became the basis of a "stock market" of their own, and their value soared beyond all sense. This is fascinating enough to learn about, but I also learned why the country was famous for its painters, what the origins of the Frankfurt Book Fair are, and all sorts of other assorted ...more
Laura Caltea
May 12, 2014 Laura Caltea rated it liked it
Volumul lui Mike Dash reprezintă istoria pasionantă a unui subiect aparent inocent, și anume fascinația suscitată de o floare delicată, aproape fără miros, ce a intrat în istorie sub denumirea de nebunia lalelelor (sau tulipomania). Este o carte scrisă lejer, aproape un fel de thriller, cu descrieri foarte vii ale epocilor și oamenilor și, în același timp, foarte bine documentată, fără a plictisi prin informații. Dincolo de componenta sa istorică și cea estetică, volumul analizează și ceea ce a ...more
Aug 05, 2014 Adina rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Foarte bine documentata, cartea lui Mike Dash ofera un raspuns plauzibil la intrebarea "de ce este Olanda altfel?", reconstituie atmosfera secolului al XVII-lea olandez prin prisma tulipomaniei. Aceasta epoca a insemnat pentru Olanda nu numai prosperitate finanaciara, ci si culturala, "o adevarata inflorire a artelor, ca niciodata pana atunci, alimentata atat de infiintarea Universitatii din Leiden si a celorlalte unitati de invatamant superior, cat si de sosirea unui mare numar de pictori si de ...more
Jan 17, 2013 Richard rated it liked it
Shelves: europe, netherlands
Mike Dash does a nice job of recapping the tulip investment bubble of 1637. It's easy for us to look back at this mania and wonder how anyone could pay astronomical sums for a single tulip bulb. Of course, we live in an era where people can (and do) pay hundreds of thousands of dollars for a baseball card, a comic book, or a postage stamp. Other than in a lengthy footnote near the end of the book that discusses the Florida real estate bubble of 90 years ago, Dash doesn't draw any parallels to ot ...more
Levent Mollamustafaoglu
Mike Dash has told the story of the first Market Crash in modern history, in which the commodity was not stocks or currencies but... tulips! Smuggled from the Ottoman Empire in the 16th Century, the tulip quickly became one of the most coveted flowers and botanists were able to produce wild varieties with unbelievable colors. It would be only in the 19th century that this erratic behaviour of tulips to suddenly display wild colors was finally discovered to be due to the mosaic virus.

In the 17th
Mar 15, 2014 Amerynth rated it really liked it
I really enjoyed reading Mike Dash's "Tulipmania: The Story of the World's Most Coveted Flower and the Extraordinary Passions it Aroused." The book follows the 1630's Dutch mania for tulip flower varieties, which became a national obsession for a short time.

Dutch citizens became enriched on paper in a sort of futures market where they traded for tulip bulbs that weren't going to be harvested for months. Then, prices dropped out and chains of buyers were left without the money to pay for flowers,
Mar 08, 2015 Tony rated it liked it
TULIPOMANIA. (1998). Mike Dash. ***.
I was looking for a book that told me more about the Tulip Wars. This is what came out of my library search. It’s not a book about the Tulip Wars, but a book about the financial adventures of the tulip bulb in the mid-1600s in Holland. The tulip went through a bubble craze that seemed like an early version of the craze, or the South Sea Bubble. Because of a variety of agronomic features, the tulip is slow to grow and favors risk taking on the part of i
John Barclay
Sep 05, 2014 John Barclay rated it liked it
I started this a long time ago and put it aside as it was just much too detailed and slow. Still, in the end I finished it all because (once the actual story of the tulip craze gets going) it is a fascinating story.

It's got too much detail about flower names and small things that historians like but readers don't to give it a higher rating, but when the tale is about the people, it's great.

Worth it if you are interested in the Dutch in the 17th century or flowers things, less so if you are look
Dec 16, 2014 Voss rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Interessante storia di una delle prime bolle speculative, certo la prima ben documentata. Oltre ad insegnare che gli uomini dalla storia non imparano nulla, offre anche uno sguardo sulla società olandese e qualche rapido cenno sull'impero ottomano. Stile semplice e gardevole da leggere.
Quando fa liste di varietà di tulipani e il loro prezzo diventa noioso per forza, ma non sono lunghe e sono importanti per comprendere le dinamiche della bolla speculativa.
Jo Walton
A shallow popular treatment, mildly enjoyable and with occasional fascinating details. I felt there wasn't really enough here for a book -- I'd have liked more depth, and if the information isn't there to allow that, I'd have liked something that covered other similar bubbles and compared them.

I somehow feel I'm not supposed to say non-fiction is fluff, but...
Jul 06, 2008 Kara rated it it was amazing
Shelves: money
The original speculative boom and bust.

"All of this has happened before and will happen again."
عبدالله العبيد
ممل.. تشعب في تفاصيل لا علاقة لها بشكل كبير بموضوع البحث.. بالإمكان اختصار المحتوى الى ٢٠٠ صفحة بدلاً من ٥٠٠
Rana Abid
Sep 13, 2013 Rana Abid rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
السيرة الذاتية للزنبق... لم احبها ... لم استمتع
Mar 13, 2014 Bettie☯ marked it as wish-list
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Recommended to Bettie☯ by: Katerina
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Mike Dash, the author of Tulipomania, Batavia's Graveyard, Thug, Satan's Circus and now The First Family, was born, in 1963, just outside London, and educated at Gatow School, Berlin, Wells Cathedral School, Somerset, and Peterhouse, Cambridge, where he read history and ran the Cambridge student magazine. From there he moved on to King's College, London, where in 1990 he completed an unusually obs ...more
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