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The myth of the medieval Jewish moneylender : Volume II

Author: Julie Mell
Publisher: Cham, Switzerland : Palgrave Macmillan, [2018]
Series: Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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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  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
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Mell, Julie L.
Myth of the Medieval Jewish Moneylender : Volume II.
Cham : Springer International Publishing, ©2017
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Julie Mell
ISBN: 9783319341866 3319341863
OCLC Number: 1012345921
Description: 1 online resource
Contents: Chapter 1 The Discourse of Usury and the Jewish Usurer in medieval France --
Chapter 2 Commercialization among the Jewish Merchants of Marseille --
Chapter 3 From Gift Exchange to Profit Economy reconsidered: Towards a Cultural History of Money --
Conclusion 'Which is the Merchant here? And which the Jew?'.
Series Title: Palgrave studies in cultural and intellectual history.
Responsibility: by Julie L. Mell.

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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  Read more...

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