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Economic Flexibility

  1. Introduction
    1. Introduction- Economic Flexibility
  2. Primary Texts
    1. Business Dealings among Jews Eleventh-Century Responsum
    2. Business Arrangement between Jew and Bishop Eleventh-Century Responsum from Sefer ha-Dinim
    3. Business Dealings between Jew and Non-Jew Eleventh-Century Responsum
    4. Business Dealings between Jew and Non-Jew Eleventh-Century Responsum
    5. Early Jewish Money Lending, An Anonymous Responsum
    6. Dispute between a Jew and a Prior over Loan, 1220, Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews
    7. Dispute between a Jew and a Prior over Loan, 1244, Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews
    8. Acknowledgement of Loan Payment, 1266, Plea Rolls of the Exchequer of the Jews
  3. Secondary Literature
    1. Y. Assis, Jewish Economy in the Medieval Crown of Aragon 1213- 1327- Money and Power (Leiden- E. J. Brill, 1997).
    2. M. Meyerson, A Jewish Renaissance in Fifteenth-Century Spain (Princeton- Princeton University Press, 2004), 176-209.
    3. M. Meyerson, Jews in an Iberian Kingdom- Society, Economy, and Politics in Morvedre, 1248-1391 (Leiden- Brill, 2004).
    4. A. Toaff, Love, Work & Death- Jewish Life in Medieval Umbria (London- Littman Library of Jewish Civilization, 1998), 195-253.
    5. M. Toch, “Between Impotence and Power- The Jews in the Economy and Polity of Medieval Europe,” Poteri economici e poteri politici secc. XIII-XVIII (1999) 221-243 2003 [Reprinted in his Peasants and Jews in Medieval Germany].
  4. Videos
    1. How did Jews contribute to the European economy? Prof. Robert Chazan.
    2. Moneylenders: How did art form public opinion in the medieval period? Abby Kornfeld. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS.

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