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The Chosen Few : How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492
by Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein


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In 70 CE, the Jews were an agrarian and illiterate people living mostly in the Land of Israel and Mesopotamia. By 1492 the Jewish people had become a small group of literate urbanites specializing in crafts, trade, moneylending, and medicine in hundreds of places across the Old World, from Seville to Mangalore.  Read more...


 
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In 70 CE, the Jews were an agrarian and illiterate people living mostly in the Land of Israel and Mesopotamia. By 1492 the Jewish people had become a small group of literate urbanites specializing in crafts, trade, moneylending, and medicine in hundreds of places across the Old World, from Seville to Mangalore. What caused this radical change? The Chosen Few presents a new answer to this question by applying the lens of economic analysis to the key facts of fifteen formative centuries of Jewish history. Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein offer a powerful new explanation of one of the most significant transformations in Jewish history while also providing fresh insights into the growing debate about the social and economic impact of religion.


 
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  • ISBN-13: 9780691163512
  • ISBN-10: 0691163510
  • Publisher: Princeton University Press
  • Publish Date: October 2014
  • Page Count: 323
  • Dimensions: 9.1 x 6 x 0.9 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 1.05 pounds

Series: Princeton Economic History of the Western World

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Books > Religion > Judaism - History
Books > Business & Economics > Economic History
Books > History > World - General

 
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