Anti-Jewish Riots in the Crown of Aragon and the Royal by Benjamin R. Gampel

By Benjamin R. Gampel

the main devastating assaults opposed to the Jews of medieval Christian Europe came about through the riots that erupted, in 1391 and 1392, within the lands of Castile and Aragon. For ten awful months, 1000's if no longer hundreds of thousands of Jews have been killed, various Jewish associations destroyed, and lots of Jews forcibly switched over to Christianity. Benjamin Gampel explores why the famed convivencia of medieval Iberian society - during which Christians, Muslims and Jews probably lived jointly in relative concord - was once conspicuously absent. utilizing large archival proof, this serious quantity explores the social, non secular, political, and monetary tensions at play in every one affected city. The relationships, biographies and private inclinations of the royal kinfolk are explored to appreciate why monarchic authority didn't defend the Jews in the course of those violent months. Gampel's broad examine is key for students and graduate scholars of medieval Iberian and Jewish history.

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