Moneylending was serious business in the Middle Ages. You could be risking your very soul! Lucie Laumonier talks with Sama Mammadova, a PhD candidate at Harvard University, who studies the history of usury and moneylending in fourteenth and fifteenth-century Italy. How did moneylenders reconcile their business with the fear of sin?
Sama entered the History PhD program at Harvard University in 2019, with her research focusing on the history of moneylending in the 14th to 16th centuries. Click here to view her university webpage or follow Sama on Twitter @SamaMammadova
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Lucie Laumonier is an affiliate assistant professor at Concordia University. Click here to view her Academia.edu page or follow her on Instagram at The French Medievalist. She is also a columnist on Medievalists.net, writing about agriculture and rural life in the Middle Ages.
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The music in this podcast is La douce jouvencelle
Top Image: Scene from an Italian counting house in a Treatise on the Vices – British Library Add MS 27695 fol.8r