A History of Interest Rates presents a very readable account of interest rate trends and lending practices over four millennia of economic history. Despite the paucity of data prior to the Industrial Revolution, authors Homer and Sylla provide a highly detailed analysis of money markets and borrowing practices in major economies. Underlying the ...
A History of Interest Rates presents a very readable account of interest rate trends and lending practices over four millennia of economic history. Despite the paucity of data prior to the Industrial Revolution, authors Homer and Sylla provide a highly detailed analysis of money markets and borrowing practices in major economies. Underlying the analysis is their assertion that "the free market long-term rates of interest for any industrial nation, properly charted, provide a sort of fever chart of the economic and political health of that nation." Given the enormous volatility of rates in the 20th century, this implies we're living in age of political and economic excesses that are reflected in massive interest rate swings. Gain more insight into this assertion by ordering a copy of this book today.
Fine in good dust jacket. Signed by author. SHIP DAILY w/ tracking from NJ; GIFT-ABLE AS USED, FEELS NEW SIGNED BY AUTHOR; not a mark, well made; FINE [signed on end page] w/DJ VERY GOOD [glossy, chipping] AS SHOWN THIS COVER. Sewn binding. Cloth over boards. xvi, 617 p. diagrs., tables 25 cm. Includes Illustrations.11449 11449--INSCRIBED to F.P. with "the author's best wishes. Signed on end page] Bibliographical references included in "Notes" (p. 595-610) Contents: Ancient Times: Prehistoric & Primitive Credit & Interest; Mesopotamia: Sumer, Babylonia & Assyria; Greece; Rome; Medieval & Renaissance Europe: Usury Doctrines & Their Effect on European Credit Forms & Interest; The Dark Ages; Late Medieval Times; The Renaissance; Modern Europe & North Americas to 1900: England in the 18th Century; Europe in the 18th Century; England in the 19th Century; France in the 19 th Century; Other European Countries in the 19th Century; The United States in the 18th & 19t
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Near Fine in Very Good jacket. --2000 BC to the Present. Hardcover in dust jacket. First printing of second edition. Book and unclipped dust jacket are crisp and clean, with tight binding and sharp corners. Dust jacket is mildly soiled and chipped. Interior pages are clean and bright. Binding is tight and corners are sharp. 8vo. 615 pp. including index. In protective Mylar.
Tables and Charts. Fine in J Near Fine jacket. Octavo An important pioneering study in economics, massive and well-researched. A clean, unmarked and unclipped copy with a tiny nick and a very slight wrinkle to the top jacket edge.
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