A History of INTEREST RATES The late Sidney Homer published the First Edition of A History of Interest Rates in 1963 because he believed that a comprehensive history of this universal and basic economic and commercial price was necessary. Now in its Fourth Edition, A History of Interest Rates has become a classic in the fields of economics and finance. This one-of-a-kind guide presents a readable account of interest rate trends and lending practices spanning over four millennia of economic history. Filled with in-depth insights and illustrative charts and tables, this updated Fourth Edition provides a historical perspective of interest rate movements as well as a new chapter of contemporary material and added discussions of interest rate developments over the past ten years. A sampling of eras and areas covered include: Ancient Times: Mesopotamia, Greece, and Rome Medieval Times and Renaissance Europe: Italy, Spain, Germany, France, and more Modern Europe and North America to 1900: England, France, and other European countries, as well as the United States Europe and North America since 1900: England, France, Germany, and Italy, as well as Canada and the United States Other countries and regions in the 1900s: Japan, Russia, China, and Latin AmericaHomer, Sidney is the author of 'History of Interest Rates', published 2005 under ISBN 9780471732839 and ISBN 0471732834.