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Accounting Historians Journal

Pacioli

2012

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Pacioli's Forgotten Book: The Merchant's Ricordanze, Alan Sangster, Gregory N. Stoner, Paul De Lange, Brendan O'Connell Jan 2012

Pacioli's Forgotten Book: The Merchant's Ricordanze, Alan Sangster, Gregory N. Stoner, Paul De Lange, Brendan O'Connell

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Double entry bookkeeping emerged by the end of the 13th century and was adopted by, for example, the Datini of Prato during the 1380s. In the transition from single to double entry evident in the Datini Archives, initially accounting records were kept in an account book called a Ricordanze. Record books of this name were typical of Tuscany and, when such books were first used in Tuscany, businessmen began to use them also as a form of personal diary and autobiographical record. Others not in business followed suit and maintained purely personal biographical diaries of the same name. For those …


How A Medieval Friar Forever Changed Finance, Academy Of Accounting Historians Jan 2012

How A Medieval Friar Forever Changed Finance, Academy Of Accounting Historians

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Locating The Source Of Pacioli's Bookkeeping Treatise, Alan Sangster Jan 2012

Locating The Source Of Pacioli's Bookkeeping Treatise, Alan Sangster

Accounting Historians Journal

There is much we do not know about the early development of double entry bookkeeping. What, for example, caused it to be used by sufficient merchants for it to be formally taught to their sons in Northern Italy before anyone had apparently written anything about it? And, what did Pacioli use as the source for his 1494 treatise, the earliest known detailed written description of the method, something that has challenged researchers for at least the past 130 years? Discovering Pacioli's sources could broaden our knowledge of the Renaissance roots of accounting and of its early role and place in …