The widespread historiographical idea that “usury” and its forbidding were the heart of the medieval “economic doctrine,” and at the same time the idea that something like a coherent medieval “economic doctrine” had existed, are however two very typical interconnected and complementary historical assumptions widely represented by European economic historians since the beginning of the past century, and firmly recapitulated in the Fifties and Sixties by historians devoted to explain, on the whole, the transition from “feudal” to “capitalistic mode of production, are criticized and the entire problem is reshaped.

Usury in Christian Middle Ages. A Reconsideration of the Historiographical Tradition (1949-2010)

TODESCHINI, GIACOMO
2012

Abstract

The widespread historiographical idea that “usury” and its forbidding were the heart of the medieval “economic doctrine,” and at the same time the idea that something like a coherent medieval “economic doctrine” had existed, are however two very typical interconnected and complementary historical assumptions widely represented by European economic historians since the beginning of the past century, and firmly recapitulated in the Fifties and Sixties by historians devoted to explain, on the whole, the transition from “feudal” to “capitalistic mode of production, are criticized and the entire problem is reshaped.
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