SIDNEY HOMER, who died in 1983, was a limited partner in Salomon Brothers and was the general partner in charge of the firm's bond market research department. He is best known for his pioneering and analytical works of bond market history and the economic forces that drive bond market trends.
RICHARD SYLLA is Henry Kaufman Professor of the History of Financial Institutions and Markets and a Professor of Economics, Entrepreneurship, and Innovation at NYU's Stern School of Business. He is a past president of the Economic History Association and is a trustee of the Museum of American Financial History.
Foreword by Dr. Henry Kaufman.
Preface to the Fourth Edition.
Part One: Ancient Times.
1. Prehistoric and Primitive Credit and Interest.
2. Mesopotamia: Sumer, Babylonia, and Assyria.
5. A Summary and Analysis of Ancient Interest Rates.
Part Two: Medieval and Renaissance Europe.
6. Usury Doctrines and Their Effect on European Credit Forms and Interest.
7. The Dark Ages.
8. Late Medieval Times.
9. The Renaissance.
10. A Summary and Analysis of Medieval and Renaissance Interest Rates in Western Europe.
Part Three: Modern Europe and North America to 1900.
11. England in the Eighteenth Century.
12. Europe in the Eighteenth Century.
13. England in the Nineteenth Century.
14. France in the Nineteenth Century.
15. Other European Countries in the Nineteenth Century.
16. The United States in the Eighteenth and Nineteenth Centuries.
Part Four: Europe and North America Since 1900.
17. The United States in the Twentieth Century: 1900–1945.
18. The United States in the Twentieth Century: 1946–1990.
19. England in the Twentieth Century.
20. Europe in the Twentieth Century: France, the Netherlands, Belgium, Germany, Italy.
21. Europe in the Twentieth Century: Switzerland, Austria, Scandinavia, Ireland, Iberia, and Turkey.
22. Canada in the Twentieth Century.
23. Summary and Analysis of Interest Rates in Europe and North America Since 1700.
Part Five: Other Countries and the 1990’s.
25. The Old Sterling Area: Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, India, and Pakistan.
28. Latin America.
29. Turn of the Millennium: 1990–2005.