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Byzantine Jewry in the Mediterranean Economy

ISBN-10: 0521856337

ISBN-13: 9780521856331

Edition: 2009

Authors: Joshua Holo

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List price: $129.95
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 11/12/2009
Binding: Hardcover
Pages: 298
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.342
Language: English

Acknowledgments
List of abbreviations
Byzantine-Jewish economic history
The Jews of Byzantium
Economic history as applied to Byzantine Jewry
Opportunities and challenges in the economic history of the Jews
Byzantine Jews in the Mediterranean economy
Byzantine Jews throughout the Mediterranean: fluidity and exchange
The problem of numbers
Byzantine Jews outside the empire: from the rise of Islam to the eleventh century
Jews of non-Byzantine origin within the empire: from the eleventh century to the Fourth Crusade
Contacts among Byzantine Jews across political boundaries
The effects of Byzantine-Jewish demography on the economy
The inner economy of the Jewish communities
Rabbinical academies
Communal contributions
Contracts
Scrolls and scribes
Kosher edibles
Pilgrimage
A Jewish economy
The integrated Jewish economy
Taxation, tax collection and fines
Mechanisms and means of international trade
Primary markets
Secondary markets
Contribution and competition, integration and segregation
Byzantine-Jewish trade in the Commercial Revolution
Byzantium and the Commercial Revolution
The Pirenne thesis and Mediterranean Jewry
From the thirteenth century
Conclusion: a new perspective on Byzantine economic history
Economic history as a measure of social relationships
Professions conspicuous by their absence
The promise of Byzantine-Jewish history
MS translations
MS images
Sources consulted
Index