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Borrowers, Investors, and Usury Laws

Peter Temin and Hans-Joachim Voth

in Prometheus Shackled: Goldsmith Banks and England's Financial Revolution after 1700

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
January 2013
ISBN:
9780199944279
eISBN:
9780199980789
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199944279.003.0005
Subject:
Economics and Finance, Economic History

The English law set a maximum interest rate on loans. To trace the regulation's effect, this chapter examines the tightening of the usury laws in 1714, when the maximum permissible rate was reduced ... More


Colonial society and economy

Kevin Down

in A New History of Ireland: Volume II, Medieval Ireland 1169–1534

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199539703
eISBN:
9780191701184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539703.003.0016
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the following: the limitations of source material; the Irish landscape; conquest and feudalization; a new tenantry; Gaelic Irish in colonial society; population estimates; ... More


The trembling sod: Ireland in 1169

F. J. BYRNE

in A New History of Ireland: Volume II, Medieval Ireland 1169–1534

Published in print:
2008
Published Online:
March 2012
ISBN:
9780199539703
eISBN:
9780191701184
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199539703.003.0002
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter discusses the following: disorder in early medieval Europe; tribal anarchy; kingship and authority; the high-kingship; the collapse of Meath; provincial partitions; the ‘feudalization’ ... More


Rights and Revenues

Tom Lambert

in Law and Order in Anglo-Saxon England

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
March 2017
ISBN:
9780198786313
eISBN:
9780191828638
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198786313.003.0008
Subject:
History, British and Irish Medieval History

This chapter considers the distribution of legal rights in late Anglo-Saxon society, focusing in particular on the nature and extent of aristocratic legal privileges. It is suggested that the ... More


The Age of Hegemons (770–546 BCE)

Dingxin Zhao

in The Confucian-Legalist State: A New Theory of Chinese History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199351732
eISBN:
9780199351756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351732.003.0005
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

The collapse of the Western Zhou political order ultimately led to the emergence of a new hegemonic system of interstate relations. This chapter analyzes the nature of this interstate system, ... More


The Age of Transition (545–420 BCE)

Dingxin Zhao

in The Confucian-Legalist State: A New Theory of Chinese History

Published in print:
2015
Published Online:
November 2015
ISBN:
9780199351732
eISBN:
9780199351756
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199351732.003.0006
Subject:
Classical Studies, Asian and Middle Eastern History: BCE to 500CE

This chapter describes the Age of Transition, which was simultaneously a period of decay and renewal for the early Chinese states. It began with the acceleration of the feudal crisis brought about by ... More


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