The chosen few : how education shaped Jewish history, 70-1492 /
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 t...
Princeton University Press,
|Series:||Princeton economic history of the Western world.