With Prof. Francesca Trivellato discussing the myth that Jews invented Bills of Exchange (Credit)


With Prof. Francesca Trivellato discussing the myth/legend of the Jews inventing Bills of Exchange (credit)

We discussed the definition of Bills of Exchange and Marine Insurance, how the legend/myth of attributing their creation to Jews began, who really created them, Ètienne Cleirac and his work, the scope and meaning of usury, the definition of “credit”, what happened to the legend after the 17th century, and more.

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