Another way to look at the history of accounting is to look at what has been written about the practice of accounting. There are many manuals, treatises, handbooks, and other similar material on accounting; and it is not possible to include them all. The focus here is on accounting much more so than bookkeeping and auditing, though some materials from both are included because they do overlap. If the goal is to see the advancement of accounting through these types of materials, doing a subject search and sorting by date may be a good way to see material in chronological order.
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