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POSTPONED – Usury in Medieval English Literature and Law
Los Angeles, CA 90095 United States + Google Map
**POSTPONED To be Rescheduled**
In this talk, Professor Arvind Thomas (English, UCLA) investigates the extent to which “literary” writers engaged and even transformed highly technical concepts of credit, need, excess, balance, doubt, risk, profit and loss central to the medieval legal discourse on usury. Texts, including the Ballads of Robin Hood, Piers Plowman, Vox Clamantis, will be explored alongside technical discussions of usury by writers such as Gratian, Giles of Lessines, Peter of John Olivi, John Freiburg, and Nicholas Oresme.