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Cultural ExchangeJews, Christians, and Art in the Medieval Marketplace$
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Joseph Shatzmiller

Print publication date: 2013

Print ISBN-13: 9780691156996

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: October 2017

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691156996.001.0001

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Financial Activities in the Medieval Marketplace

Financial Activities in the Medieval Marketplace

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(p.7) Chapter One Financial Activities in the Medieval Marketplace
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Cultural Exchange
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Joseph Shatzmiller

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691156996.003.0002

This chapter looks at mostly peasants and humble citizens, and how there is not much in terms of beauty that can be expected to be discerned from the objects that these simple people brought to the market. Their relationships with the pawnbrokers are studied through the exploration of the tribunal registers of Manosque (in Upper Provence), which indicate the rules that governed the practice of exchange and exhibit the complications and disagreements that may have arisen between the business partners. The chapter shows that while the church condemned credit operations as “usurious,” society and its political leaders on the other hand appreciated credit as an energizer of economic growth. Jews, therefore, who were not under the church's jurisdiction, were ideally suited to serve in the money economy.

Keywords:   medieval marketplace, humble citizens, pawnbrokers, Manosque, church, credit operations, Jews

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