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Myth of the Medieval Jewish Moneylender - Book 2 by Julie L. Mell (Hardcover)

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This book challenges a common historical narrative, which portrays medieval Jews as moneylenders who filled an essential economic role in Europe.  Where Volume I traced the development of the narrative in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries and refuted it with an in-depth study of English Jewry, Volume II explores the significance of dissolving the Jewish narrative for European history.  It extends the study from England to northern France, the Mediterranean, and central Europe and deploys the methodologies of legal, cultural, and religious history alongside economic history.  Each chapter offers a novel interpretation of key topics, such as the Christian usury campaign, the commercial revolution, and gift economy / profit economy, to demonstrate how the revision of Jewish history leads to new insights in European history.  

Number of Pages: 264
Genre: History, Political Science
Series Title: Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History
Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Volume number: 2
Author: Julie L. Mell
Language: English
Street Date: November 20, 2017
TCIN: 51645150
UPC: 9783319341859
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-7646
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