By Maristella Botticini, Zvi Eckstein
In 70 CE, the Jews have been an agrarian and illiterate humans residing generally within the Land of Israel and Mesopotamia. by means of 1492 the Jewish humans had turn into a small workforce of literate urbanites focusing on crafts, exchange, moneylending, and medication in 1000s of locations around the previous international, from Seville to Mangalore. What prompted this radical swap? The selected Few presents a brand new solution to this question by means of making use of the lens of financial research to the major proof of fifteen formative centuries of Jewish heritage. Maristella Botticini and Zvi Eckstein supply a robust new clarification of 1 of the main major adjustments in Jewish historical past whereas additionally offering clean insights into the turning out to be debate in regards to the social and financial influence of religion.