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N.C. State professor highlights myth of medieval Jewish moneylenders

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From Carolina Journal Radio Program No. 778: Historical accounts of medieval Europe often depict the role of the Jewish money lender. That role is more myth than fact, according to Julie Mell, associate professor of history at N.C. State University. Mell has written a book exposing the myth and highlighting contrasting facts about medieval European economic history. Mell shares highlights from her research.