Jewish Moneylending in Medieval Eger (Cheb)

31 May 2022, 5:00 pm CET

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Kajetán Holeček (Charles University, Prague)

Jews and Christians in Eger (Cheb) were deeply involved in moneylending in the city. A very important source for research of this topic in Eger are the books of obligations covering the period 1387-1496. The broad range of these books enables a comparative study of the development of Jewish and Christian moneylending. I will analyze the phenomenon of Jewish moneylending in a medieval city based on records from the early 15th century.

Modern Jewish History Seminar in Prague – Spring 2022

Masaryk Institute and Archives, Czech Academy of Sciences
Institute of Contemporary History, Czech Academy of Sciences
Prague Center for Jewish Studies, Charles University

All seminars will be held online.
We will use the videoconferencing software Zoom. You can connect by following this link:

Please accept our invitation to the Modern Jewish History Seminar in spring 2022.

All sessions are in English.

Contact: Daniela Bartáková,

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