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Women as creditors, debtors and intermediaries: the informal economy of credit in seventeenth-century Venice

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Despite the laws against usury, Venetian records reveal much about the workings of an informal economy of credit in which women played a prominent role, not just as creditors and debtors but also as intermediaries linking neighbourhoods to broader circuits of exchange.

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