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Video: Dante's Inferno and Finance in the middle ages

"Today you might lose your knighthood, but in the middle ages you'd end up in hell"

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Professor Adrian Bell & Dr Tony Moore, researchers in the History of Finance at the ICMA Centre, discuss Dante's epic poem 'Inferno', and how money lenders in the middle ages came up with clever ways to avoid their fiery fate.

For more research like this, you can view Adrian & Tony's latest research in the Economic History Review: "Exchange and interest rates in medieval Europe", or visit their academic profiles.

Professor Adrian Bell

Research Dean, Prosperity and Resilience

Dr Tony Moore

Lecturer in Finance
Published 17th October 2016