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