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Indigenato Before Race? Some Proposals on Portuguese Forced Labour Law in Mozambique and the African Empire (1926–62)

MICHEL CAHEN

in Racism and Ethnic Relations in the Portuguese-Speaking World

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780197265246
eISBN:
9780191754197
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197265246.003.0009
Subject:
History, Imperialism and Colonialism

Was blackness the key factor for labelling native people as ‘non-civilised’ and thus to be pushed into forced labour in Portuguese Africa? Without denying the importance of blackness as a ... More


Payments, Credit, and Performance Guarantees

Martin Davies and David V. Snyder

in International Transactions in Goods: Global Sales in Comparative Context

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780195388183
eISBN:
9780199382590
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195388183.003.0006
Subject:
Law, Company and Commercial Law

Security is central for both buyer and seller in an international sale of goods: Buyer does not want to part with its money without assurances that delivery will be made, and Seller does not want to ... More


The credit supply

Chris Briggs

in Credit and Village Society in Fourteenth-Century England

Published in print:
2009
Published Online:
January 2012
ISBN:
9780197264416
eISBN:
9780191734342
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
British Academy
DOI:
10.5871/bacad/9780197264416.003.0006
Subject:
History, British and Irish Modern History

Credit in medieval England was obtained in various ways, either through a deferred payment or through cash loans. All these transactions were efforts to maintain production and consumption at its ... More


Islamic Banking at the Crossroads: Theory versus Practice

Zubair Hasan

in Islamic Perspectives on Wealth Creation

Published in print:
2005
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780748621002
eISBN:
9780748653096
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Edinburgh University Press
DOI:
10.3366/edinburgh/9780748621002.003.0002
Subject:
Society and Culture, Middle Eastern Studies

This chapter examines the underlying reasons behind the widening gap between the conventional theory and current practice of Islamic banks, arguing that ‘No risk, no gain’ is not a sufficient general ... More


The U.S. Dollar's Facilitating Role as International Money Today

Ronald I. McKinnon

in The Unloved Dollar Standard: From Bretton Woods to the Rise of China

Published in print:
2012
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199937004
eISBN:
9780199980703
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199937004.003.0002
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Financial Economics

Banks find a great economy of markets if just one currency, the Nth, intermediates virtually all foreign exchange transacting. Data from the Bank for International Settlements shows that the dollar ... More


Usury, Jewish Law

Haym Soloveitchik

in Collected Essays: v. 1

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
February 2021
ISBN:
9781904113973
eISBN:
9781800341104
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Liverpool University Press
DOI:
10.3828/liverpool/9781904113973.003.0004
Subject:
Religion, Judaism

This chapter assesses the author's essay on usury and Jewish law. Usury is defined in talmudic law as “wages for waiting,” that is, money paid for deferred repayment of a loan. Usury is viewed as a ... More


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