eTextbook: The Chosen Few: How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492

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    Author(s): Botticini, Maristella; Eckstein, Zvi

    ISBN 10: 0691144877. See all ISBN's

    ISBN 13: 9780691144870


    Publisher: Princeton University Press

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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 10: 0691144877, ISBN 13: 9780691144870, eISBN 10: 1400842484, eISBN 13: 9781400842483

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