I have been asked several times why I started the study of Accounting history. It was for personal reasons and without further motivation. Yet since an answer was due to the question, I found four reasons: a scientific one, a cultural one, a utilitarian one and a recreational one. In fact the four reasons are intertwined.
"Special preface Second World Congress of Accounting Historians banquet address,"
Accounting Historians Journal: Vol. 4
, Article 2.
Available at: https://egrove.olemiss.edu/aah_journal/vol4/iss1/2