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The Surrendering of Children to Creditors:
 
Thirteenth century.  Selling pawning, or giving children to creditors to satisfy a debt
was an extremely common practice in antiquity; it was known, but less common in the
Middle Ages, because the lending of money was severely discouraged in medieval Europe.
 
Courtesy of the Bodleian Library, Oxford: Ms. Bodl. 270b, fol.176 (Boswell: 7th page following 270)
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