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CHAPTER 170 CE–1492: How Many Jews Were There, and Where and How Did They Live?
From Jesus to Muhammad (1 CE–622): A World of Farmers
From Muhammad to Hulagu Khan (622–1258): Farmers to Merchants
From Hulagu Khan to Tomás de Torquemada (1258–1492): The End of the Golden Age
Jewish History, 70 CE–1492: Puzzles
CHAPTER 2Were the Jews a Persecuted Minority?
Restrictions on Jewish Economic Activities
Physical versus Portable Human Capital
Self-Segregated Religious Minority
The Economics of Small Minorities
CHAPTER 3The People of the Book, 200 BCE–200 CE
The Two Pillars of Judaism from Ezra to Hillel (500–50 BCE): The Temple and the Torah
The Lever of ...