Who Was Aaron of Lincoln? Jewish Biography as History

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Reputed to be the wealthiest man in 11th century England–wealthier even than the King–Aaron of Lincoln was a hugely successful moneylender whose achievements included the financing of many cathedrals. His story, while exceptional in terms of scope, is nevertheless instructive of the Jewish experience in the medieval economy as a whole.

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Jews in the Medieval Economy (Essential Lectures in Jewish History)

Jewish Man in Worms, Germany, 16th c. Source: Wikimedia Commons.
Jewish Man in Worms, Germany, 16th c. Source: Wikimedia Commons.

An introductory lecture on the role of Jews in the medieval economy. Part of the Essential Lectures in Jewish History series.