A History of Interest Rates






Foreword by Dr. Henry Kaufman vii


Preface to the Fourth Edition ix


Summary Tables xiii


Summary Charts xvii


Introduction 1


Part One. Ancient Times




1. Prehistoric and Primitive Credit and Interest 17


2. Mesopotamia: Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria 25


3. Greece 32


4.Rome 44


5. A Summary and Analysis of Ancient Interest Rates 57


Part Two. Medieval and Renaissance Europe


6. Usury Doctrines and Their Effect on European


Credit Forms and Interest 67


7. The Dark Ages 80


8. Late Medieval Times 87


9. The Renaissance 102


10. A Summary and Analysis of Medieval and Renaissance


Interest Rates in Western Europe 132



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