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100 1  Botticini, Maristella,|eauthor. 
245 14 The chosen few :|bhow education shaped Jewish history, 70-
       1492 /|cMaristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein. 
264  1 Princeton :|bPrinceton University Press,|c[2012] 
264  4 |c©2012 
300    1 online resource (xvii, 323 pages) :|bmaps. 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    computer|bc|2rdamedia 
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490 1  The Princeton economic history of the Western world 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 287-316) and 
       index. 
505 0  70 CE-1492 : How many Jews were there, and where and how 
       did they live? From Jesus to Muhammad (1 CE-622) : a world
       of farmers ; From Muhammad to Hulagu Khan (622-1258) : 
       farmers to merchants ; From Hulagu Khan to Tomás de 
       Torquemada (1258-1492) : the end of the Golden Age ; 
       Jewish history, 70 CE-1492 : puzzles -- Were the Jews a 
       persecuted minority? Restrictions on Jewish economic 
       activities ; Taxation discrimination ; Physical versus 
       portable human capital ; Self-segregated religious 
       minority ; The economics of small minorities ; Summary -- 
       The people of the Book, 200 BCE-200 CE. The two pillars of
       Judaism from Ezra to Hillel (500-50 BCE) : the temple and 
       the Torah ; The lever of Judaism : education as a 
       religious norm ; The destruction of the second temple : 
       from ritual sacrifices to Torah reading and study ; The 
       legacy of Rabbinic Judaism : the Mishna and universal 
       primary education, 10 CE-200 ; Judaism and education : the
       unique link in the world of Mishna -- The economics of 
       Hebrew literacy in a world of farmers. Heterogeneity and 
       the choices facing Jewish farmers circa 200 ; The economic
       theory : basic setup ; The economic theory : predictions ;
       Life in a village in the Galillee circa 200 through the 
       lens of the theory ; Annex 4. A : Formal model of 
       education and conversion of farmers -- Jews in the Talmud 
       Era, 200-650 : the chosen few. An increasingly literate 
       farming society ; Conversions of Jewish farmers ; Summary 
       -- From farmers to merchants, 750-1150. The economics of 
       Hebrew literacy in a world of merchants ; The Golden Age 
       of literate Jews in the Muslim caliphates ; Summary ; 
       Annex 6. A : Formal model of education and conversion of 
       merchants -- Educated wandering Jews, 800-1250. Wandering 
       Jews before Marco Polo ; Jewish migration within the 
       Muslim caliphates ; Migration of Byzantine Jewry ; Jewish 
       migration to and within Christian Europe ; Migration of 
       the Jewish religious center ; Summary -- Segregation or 
       choice? : From merchants to moneylenders, 1000-1500. The 
       economics of money and credit in Medieval Europe ; Jewish 
       prominence in moneylending : hypotheses ; The dynamics of 
       Jewish moneylending in Medieval Europe ; Jewish 
       moneylending in Medieval Italy : a detailed analysis ; 
       Attitudes toward moneylending ; Facts and competing 
       hypotheses ; From merchants to moneylenders : comparative 
       advantage in complex intermediation ; Annex 8. A : The 
       charter to the Jews of Vienna -- The Mongol shock : can 
       Judaism survive when trade and urban economies collapse? 
       The Mongol conquest of the Muslim Middle East ; 
       Socioeconomic conditions in the Middle East under the 
       Mongols ; Jewish demography under Mongol and Mamluk rule :
       an experiment ; Why Judaism cannot survive when trade and 
       urban economies collapse ; Summary -- 1492 to today : open
       questions. Portrait of world Jewry circa 1492 ; Jewish 
       history, 70 CE-1492 : epilogue ; Trajectory of the Jewish 
       people over the past 500 years ; Persistence of Jewish 
       occupational structure. 
520    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. 
590    eBooks on EBSCOhost|bEBSCO eBook Subscription Academic 
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648  7 To 1500|2fast 
650  0 Jews|xHistory|yTo 1500. 
650  0 Judaism|xHistory|yTo 1500. 
650  0 Jews|xEconomic conditions|yTo 1500. 
655  4 Electronic books. 
655  7 History.|2fast|0(OCoLC)fst01411628 
700 1  Eckstein, Zvi,|eauthor. 
830  0 Princeton economic history of the Western world. 
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