A History of the Jews in Christian Spain, Vol. 2 by Yitzhak Baer, Louis Schoffman, Benjamin R. Gampel

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By Yitzhak Baer, Louis Schoffman, Benjamin R. Gampel

In the second one quantity of his vintage exploration of the Spanish-Jewish group, Baer covers such significant old occasions because the Spanish Inquisition and the Expulsion of the Jews from Spain. This paintings examines the influence of church coverage at the Jewish inhabitants within the fifteenth century, and the issues at which Jewish tradition as a complete was once altered via Spain’s actions.

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Com << Chapter >> Home | TOC | Index alistic considerations determined the government attitude in regard to the Jews. THE D ISTURBANCES OF 1328 IN N AVARRE On the soil of Spain itself, widespread riots against the Jews broke out upon the death, in 1328, of Charles IV, the last scion of the House of Capet, the French dynasty which had inherited the small Kingdom of Navarre. The “Jew killers”—some 20,000 men, according to an official statement— gathered with intent to seize the places where Jews had for­ tified themselves and to kill the Jews found there and in the open villages.

Alfonso IV (1327–1336) en­ acted a law in 1333 resembling the legislation of Pedro III (vol. I, 175–176), under which the Jews were compelled to “declare” how much they made from moneylending, down to 17 A History of the Jews in Christian Spain This Library PDF version is for the use on an institutional computer only. com << Chapter >> Home | TOC | Index the last penny. 26 The political, social and cultural position of the Jews deteriorated rapidly. From the time of Ibn Adret’s death down to the middle of the fourteenth century, no political and religious leader arose in Aragon who could win popular recognition.

Nissim Gerondi, and R. Vidal de Tolosa passed away, R. Hasdai Crescas remained practically the sole sur­ vivor of that eminent group of Barcelona scholars. Hasdai Crescas, whom we will discuss at length elsewhere, was the unchallenged leader of the forces that strove, amid an ugly atmosphere of mutual bickering and suspicion, to maintain a semblance of national and religious discipline 40 REORGANIZA TION AND SOCIAL CONFLICT WITHIN THE ALJAMAS REORGANIZATION This Library PDF version is for the use on an institutional computer only.

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