tulipomania


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tulipomania

tulip craze in Holland during which fortunes were lost. [Eur. Hist.: WB, 19: 394]
See: Fads
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After all, during the height of tulipomania people were assaulted and jailed over disputes surrounding the tulip, and bulbs were traded for gold, land, businesses, and dowry.
Dash is a terrific historical researcher and storyteller, as anyone knows who has read Tulipomania, about the 17th century speculative bubble (perhaps the world's first) over tulip bulbs, or Batavia's Graveyard, a thumping great tale of human savagery in the South Seas.
99 [pounds sterling]) follows the author's previous success, Tulipomania, with a study of the aftermath of `history's bloodiest mutiny' aboard a Dutch East India ship in 1628-29.
In fact, so-called tulipomania broke out in Amsterdam back in 1634
FLOWERS OF GREED Tulips in the ages of exuberance Discussed in this essay: Tulipomania, by Mike Dash.
They come from a group that dates back to the days of tulipomania, which reached its height in 1637 when 99 high-quality bulbs were sold for the equivalent of pounds 2.
if one reads between the lines, Tulipomania offers its own sly commentary on contemporary market fever.
One supermarket chain in Dallas sold an incredible 360,000 tulips in just two months--evidence that tulipomania can happen anywhere.
Tulipomania spread to France, where high prices were paid for the best striped tulips, and then to the rest of Europe.
When tulips reached Holland, breeders there continued to experiment, tulipomania swept the country, and hybrids came to dominate the market.
Framed by a tale set in a modern Amsterdam bar, Ogborn's book for Tulipomania bridges past and present.