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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
ebook, 288 pages
Published February 10th 2010 by Broadway Books (first published 1999)
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Huda Yahya
Sep 01, 2014 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 28, 2013 Sarah ~ rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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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
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Fahad
Jun 28, 2015 Fahad rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
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

https://archive.org/download/Ketab062...

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
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Velvetink
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.
Khuloud Muhammad
Oct 24, 2013 Khuloud Muhammad rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
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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::
مملكة/النبات
مغطاة البذور
أحادية الفلقة
Liliaceae الفصيلة/ الزنبقية
Tulipa الجنس/ التولب"التوليب"
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ولا أدري لِمَ ارتأت "كلمات" أن تُعرب كلمة "التوليب" بالزنبق :(
فأنا أعرف أن مسمى الزنبق لزهرة أخرى مختلفة تماماً، وإن ا
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Cari
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
Lynne-marie
Jun 08, 2009 Lynne-marie rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
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 dot.com mania of our era. Who ...more
Tony
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 dot.com 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
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Laura Caltea
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
Richard
May 24, 2013 Richard rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
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
Intesar Alemadi
Oct 17, 2015 Intesar Alemadi rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: intesar-book
الولع بالزنبق ..
مايك داش ..
إنجلترا ..


سرد تاريخي لزهرة الزنبق .. التي أحبها ..
أول ظهور للزنبق كما ورد في الكتاب قد انبثقت في جبال باميرز، واتسع انتشارها في التلاال والوديان الواقعة في جبال تيان شان .. وجبال تيان شان تعد نقطة التقاء بين الصين والتبت من جهة .. مع روسيا وأفغانستان من جهة أخرى ..
واللون الغالب عليه كان هو اللون الأحمر ..
إذن لم تكن الزنبق هولندية المنشأ أو تركية الأصل ..
في عام ميلادية .. كانت الزنابق تتوسد حدائق العاصمة الفارسية .. كما هو الحال كذلك في بغداد .. وقد ذكر الزنبق الشاعر
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Patricia
A thorough history of the tulip, covering its origins, history, evolution, and the various men and women who have collected them, speculated on them, loved them, and lost their fortunes (and in a few occasions, even their lives) in the process. Well researched, with good end notes for further reading for those interested. Author Dash must be complimented for the many hours he obviously spent pouring over old documents to record the names and dates of all the cases cited…some of which should have ...more
Adina
Aug 08, 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
Razvan Zamfirescu
În anii 1630 lalelele erau atât de adorate de locuitorii Țării de Jos încât au ajuns să coste (un singur bulb) până la de 30 de ori salariul pe care-l câștiga un meșteșugar pe lună. Însă mania nu a durat mult. Dar cât a durat a îmbogățit mulți negustori, cultivatori și florari suficient cât să nu mai fie nevoiți să muncească, nici ei, nici familiile lor, nici măcare o singură zi cât vor trăi.
Aceasta este povestea maniei care a cuprins Republica Olandeză în acea perioadă.
Din păcate autorul spune
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Voss
Mar 18, 2015 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.
Amerynth
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,
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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
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Hallie
Mar 13, 2016 Hallie rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Nicole
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
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...
عبدالله العبيد
ممل.. تشعب في تفاصيل لا علاقة لها بشكل كبير بموضوع البحث.. بالإمكان اختصار المحتوى الى صفحة بدلاً من ...more
Bea
Jul 24, 2014 Bea rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: non-fiction
I liked the other book I read by Mike Dash, but this book was rather boring. It was well researched, but somehow it felt poorly edited and repetitive. Maybe I just don't care much about the tulip craze? It often felt like long recitations of this tulip cost this much and that tulip cost that much.

It also would have benefited from photos. I think it could have been condensed into a nice photo-coffee table book with pictures of each tulip along with the lists of how their value changed over time.
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Elizabeth Burgess
I was really into this book throughout the first half. The opening bits on the origin of the tulip and especially the stories of the tulip in the Ottoman Empire were fascinating for me - perhaps because I knew so little about the topic. Having a background in botany (with a particular interest in botanical taxonomy) I was even captivated by the chapter on Clusius' extensive work. However, once the author got into the true "tulipmania" sections during the Netherlands' tulip trade craze I just com ...more
Maurya
Apr 15, 2016 Maurya rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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
Kara
Jul 06, 2008 Kara rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: money
The original speculative boom and bust.

"All of this has happened before and will happen again."
Rana Abed
Sep 15, 2013 Rana Abed rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
السيرة الذاتية للزنبق... لم احبها ... لم استمتع
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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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