TULIPOMANIA by Charles Mackay

excerpt from Extrodinary Popular Delusions & the Madness of Crowds: Quis furor o cives! – Lucan. The tulip,-so named, it is said, from a Turkish word, signifying a turban,- was introduced into western Europe about the middle of the sixteenth century. Conrad Gesner, who claims the merit of having brought it into repute,-little dreaming of […]

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