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Theological Traces and Social Contexts

Kenneth Dyson

in States, Debt, and Power: 'Saints' and 'Sinners' in European History and Integration

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
August 2014
ISBN:
9780198714071
eISBN:
9780191782558
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198714071.003.0007
Subject:
Political Science, European Union

This chapter examines the role of theology in framing thinking about debt and as a tool in debt financing, with particular reference to usury, the ‘great chain of being’, moral paternalism, and ... More


Security for Loans: Church Liturgical Objects

Joseph Shatzmiller

in Cultural Exchange: Jews, Christians, and Art in the Medieval Marketplace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156996
eISBN:
9781400846092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156996.003.0003
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter exposes members of the clergy in need of credit for their monasteries and churches. They were prepared to give as securities objects that were considered sacred. By relinquishing such ... More


The Decorated Home of the Rabbi of Zurich

Joseph Shatzmiller

in Cultural Exchange: Jews, Christians, and Art in the Medieval Marketplace

Published in print:
2013
Published Online:
October 2017
ISBN:
9780691156996
eISBN:
9781400846092
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691156996.003.0005
Subject:
History, European Modern History

This chapter offers a testimonial to the influence that success had on the development of the aesthetic taste of Jewish financiers. It describes the decorations in an apartment discovered in the ... More


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