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A review of The Promise and Peril of Credit: What a Forgotten Legend about Jews and Finance Tells Us about the Making of European Commercial Society, by Francesca Trivellato, published by Princeton University Press.


This is a pre-copy-editing, author-produced PDF of a book review accepted for publication in Journal of Economic History, volume 79, issue 3, in 2019. The definitive publisher-authenticated version is available online at


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