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The Myth of the Medieval Jewish Moneylender

Volume II

Authors: Mell, Julie L.

  • Volume I available here: https://www.palgrave.com/9781137397768
  • Illuminates how changes in Jewish history change our understanding of European history
  • Refutes the narrative of the Jewish moneylender with an in-depth economic study of the Jewish community in medieval Europe
  • Offers a novel interpretation of central topics, such as the usury debate, commercial contracts, and moral literature on money and value 
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About this book

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.  

About the authors

Julie L. Mell is Associate Professor of History at North Carolina State University, USA where she teaches courses in medieval history and Jewish history. She has published in Jewish Historical Studies, Jewish History, and the Wiener Jahrbuch für Jüdische Geschichte Kultur und Museumswesen, and received fellowships from the Yad HaNadiv, the Memorial Foundation for Jewish Culture, and the American Association of University Women.

Reviews

“This book is a seriously adept piece of scholarship which I suspect (and hope) will become an instant classic for students of medieval Jews in general and of medieval Anglo-Jewry specifically.” (Towards a Bibliography of Medieval Anglo-Jewry, anglo-jewishbibliography.blogspot.de, January, 2017)


Table of contents (4 chapters)

Table of contents (4 chapters)
  • The Discourse of Usury and the Emergence of the Stereotype of the Jewish Usurer in Medieval France

    Pages 3-112

    Mell, Julie L.

  • Commercialization among the Jewish Merchants of Marseille

    Pages 113-146

    Mell, Julie L.

  • From Gift Exchange to Profit Economy Reconsidered: Toward a Cultural History of Money

    Pages 147-173

    Mell, Julie L.

  • Which Is the Merchant Here? And Which the Jew?

    Pages 175-198

    Mell, Julie L.

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Hardcover 103,99 €
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
The Myth of the Medieval Jewish Moneylender
Book Subtitle
Volume II
Authors
Series Title
Palgrave Studies in Cultural and Intellectual History
Copyright
2018
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan
Copyright Holder
The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s)
eBook ISBN
978-3-319-34186-6
DOI
10.1007/978-3-319-34186-6
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-319-34185-9
Softcover ISBN
978-3-319-81696-8
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 264
Number of Illustrations
20 b/w illustrations
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