History ETDs

Publication Date

5-28-1954

Abstract

There is a wealth of material on medieval Anglo-Jewry in the public records (rolls) of twelfth and thirteenth century England. These documents refer primarily to the financial transactions of the English Jews. Usury was forbidden to Christians by both the Church and the laws of the realm. The injunctions against usury, however, did not apply to the Jews.The Jews of this period were considered to be the private property of the king and were forbidden from engaging in all economic pursuits with the exception of money-lending. The crown benefited from the arrangement by applying heavy taxes on the Jews.

Level of Degree

Masters

Degree Name

History

Department Name

History

First Committee Member (Chair)

N/A

Second Committee Member

Benjamin Socks

Third Committee Member

John E. Longhurst

Language

English

Document Type

Thesis

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History Commons

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