Written in French, this book is a very personal perspective on the history of gold through human history. The focus is on the sources of gold during successive civilizations, with an emphasis on gold production over time. It is divided into four parts, followed by a conclusion. The first part deals with gold production during Antiquity to the end of the Roman Empire. The second part is a short 15-page outline of gold production in Asia, South America, Africa, and the Middle East. The third part is an account of the plundering of Central and South America’s gold by Europeans,...

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