Monthly Archives: March 2000

Music as an Analogy for Economic Order in Classical Antiquity

March 25, 2000
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How Interest Rates Were Set, 2500 BC – 1000 AD

March 24, 2000
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Originally published in Journal of the Economic and Social History of the Orient 43 (Spring 2000):132-161 Máš, tokos and fænus as metaphors for interest accruals* * An earlier draft of this paper has benefited from comments by William Hallo, the late W. F. Leemans, Johannes Renger, Piotr Steinkeller, Cornelia Wunsch and Norman Yoffee. For...

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