The Chosen Few

The Chosen Few

How Education Shaped Jewish History, 70-1492

eBook - 2012
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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.
Publisher: Princeton :, Princeton University Press,, [2012]
Copyright Date: Ă2012
ISBN: 9781283539845
1283539845
9781400842483
1400842484
9780691144870
0691144877
9780691144870
Characteristics: 1 online resource (xvii, 323 pages) : maps
Additional Contributors: Eckstein, Zvi - Author

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