New Books in History: “The Promise and Peril of Credit”

"What these [medieval] moral theologians were grappling with is something with which we are still grappling in many ways, that is, how to support the expansion of market forces, including financial instruments that have the potential of benefiting the state and society at large, and at the same time curb the excess of the market and finance."

Francesca Trivellato, Professor in the School of Historical Studies, joins the New Books in History podcast to discuss her new book, The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society (Princeton University Press, 2019).

Listen above, or at New Books Network.