A Discourse Upon Usury
By Way of Dialogue and Orations for the Better Variety and More Delight of All Those That Shall Read This Treatise (1572)
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Written in 1572 and originally published in 1962, this book is a reprint of A Discourse uppon Usurye by waye of Dialoge and Oracions by Dr. Thomas Wilson. The book is typical of one side in the discussion of credit and money-lending, which was a characteristic phase in the early history of financial capitalism, and which, after the enclosures, provided the principal economic controversy of the sixteenth century.
Table of Contents
1. Dr. Thomas Wilson. 2. The Principal Types of Credit Transation. 2i. The Peasant and Small Master. 2ii. The Needy Gentleman. 2iii. The Financing of Capitalist Industry. 2iv. The Foreign Exchanges. 2v. The Antecedents of Banking. 3. Public Policy and the Money-Lender. 3i. The Damnable Sin of Usury. 3ii. The Harrying of the Usurer. 3iii. The Struggle Over the Exchanges. 3iv. The Compromise of 1571. 3v. Conclusion. 4. A Discourse Uppon Usurye By Waye of Dialogue and Oracions.
Dr Thomas Wilson