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 an entire was once altered by means of Spain’s actions.
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In taking a stand against the Shepherds, James II acted in harmony with the views of Pope John XXII and the gov ernment of France; 22 but the king of Aragon was alone in his energetic measures to stop the Shepherds and save the Jews of his kingdom from further suffering. The same pope who urged the protection of the Jews against the Shep herds, in that same year (1320), authorized the inquisitor of Toulouse, Bernard Gui, to place the Talmud on trial once again (the first such occasion was in Paris in 1240: vol.
But the Jews were no longer as prosperous as they had been in the days of James I and Pedro III. In general, the Jews of Aragon were of humble social station—shopkeepers and artisans who also worked in their fields and vineyards. No longer, as in the days of the Reconquest, were large es tates concentrated in Jewish hands, though the archives do contain references to Christian tenants and laborers tilling 30 THE ERA O F DECLINE IN ARAGON This Library PDF version is for the use on an institutional computer only.
Instead of the legal elections under the takkanoth of 1327, they instituted a system which jurists call electio per compromissarios (elec tions by arbitrators). In essence, all these intrigues reveal the usual symptoms of a corrupt oligarchy. The meek and humble pietists, the poor, and the artisans, who constituted the majority of the Jewish population, could not long recon cile themselves to such a situation. The democratic trends triumphed in 1386 both in the mu nicipality of Barcelona and in the local Jewish community.
A History of the Jews in Christian Spain, Vol. 2 by Yitzhak Baer, Louis Schoffman, Benjamin R. Gampel