Medieval Ketubot from Sefarad, Hispania...

A careful examination of legal and historic aspects of 30 ketubots from various medieval Hispanic kingdoms; includes their comparison.

INTRODUCTION It is well known and often repeated by various authors that very few ketubot originating in medieval Spain have been preserved. Almost thirty years ago, Professor Francisco Cantera Burgos,  wishing to report on all those that he knew of, spoke of exactly ten. 1 Several  years earlier, D. Davidovitch believed that the ketubah of Segura de Leon that he was publishing was  the only one that had survived the expulsion of the Jews from Spain. 2 Even today, the number of Spanish ketubot is small. Nevertheless, in recent years enough of these marriage contracts have been found - some of them being published for the first time in this book - to triple the number of those known to Professor Cantera. This fact has motivated me to undertake the study of the ketubah  in Spain following the model of the classic work by Louis Epstein. 3 The  study has set as its goal the publication of all the Spanish ketubot that  I have been able to gather from various archives and libraries. These ketubot that I have been able to gather number precisely thirty, and they are distributed as follows: twelve Catalan, of which six come from Barcelona, two from Cervera ( Lerida), one from Manresa ( Barcelona), one from Vich ( Barcelona), and one from Santa Coloma de Montbui, a village that has disappeared, near Igualada ( Barcelona). 4 Four others are Majorcan, all dated in [ Palma de] Majorca; one is from Valencia, and one is Aragonese, from Jaca ( Huesca). Nine are from Navarre; of these seven are dated in Tudela, one in 1 F. Cantera,  La Ketubah de D. Davidovitch y las ketubbot espanolas, Sefarad 33 ( 1973), pp. 375- 386. Prof. Cantera forgot on that occasion two Majorcan ketubot published by Ε. K. Aguilo and I. Gonzalez Llubera ( see below pp. 21, 22). 2 D. Davidovitch, The Ketubah:  Jewish Marriage Contracts Through the Ages, Tel Aviv 1968, pp. 15, 109. 3 The Jewish Marriage Contract:  A Study in the Status of the Woman in Jewish Law, New York 1927. 4 Meanwhile a ketubah  from Vich was discovered recently in the Arxiu Episcopal and was published in Ausa ( 2000)  by I. Llop Jordana,  Una Ketuba inedita de Γ Arxiu Episcopal de Vic. 9 Chapter Home | TOC 11  | Index 11 t t t t

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Front MatterFront Flap Half Title PageEditorial BoardTitle PageCopyright PageDedication PageTable Of ContentsContentsINTRODUCTION1. THE DOCUMENTS Barcelona 1Barcelona 2Barcelona 3Barcelona 4Barcelona 5Barcelona 6Cervera 1Cervera 2BellpuigManresaVichSanta Coloma de MontbuiMajorca 1Majorca 2Majorca 3Majorca 4ValenciaJacaTudela 1Tudela 2Tudela 3Tudela 4Tudela 5Tudela 6Tudela 7MilagroBorjaSegura de LeonTorrelobatonTrijueque2. HISTORICAL BACKGROUND Barcelona 1Barcelona 2Barcelona 3Barcelona 4Barcelona 5Barcelona 6Cervera 1Cervera 2BellpuigManresaVichSanta Coloma de MontbuiMajorca 1Majorca 2Majorca 3Majorca 4ValenciaJacaTudela 1Tudela 2Tudela 3Tudela 4Tudela 5Tudela 6Tudela 7MilagroBorjaSegura de LeonTorrelobatonTrijueque3. THE KETUBAH : STRUCTURE AND CONTENT Decoration PreambleDate and Place, Names and Other Formalities4. THE DOWRY The Dowry ( ?????? , nedunyä)Dowry Increment ( (?????) The Receipt for the Dowry5. CONDITIONS OF THE KETUBAH The GuaranteeMattana Lehud ( ???? ???? Separate Gift)Conditions ( ????? , tena 'im)The Mohar ( ???? , bride price)Other Additional ProvisionsAuthentication6. A KETUBAH FOR A LEVIRATE MARRIAGE THE KETUBOTBarcelona 1Barcelona 2Barcelona 3Barcelona 4Barcelona 5Barcelona 6Cervera 1Cervera 2BellpuigManresaVichSanta Coloma de MontbuiMajorca 1Majorca 2Majorca 3Majorca 4(Reconstructed)Majorca 4Contemporary Catalan VersionValenciaJacaTudela 1Tudela 2Tudela 3Tudela 4Tudela 5Tudela 6Tudela 7MilagroBorjaAppendix to BorjaSegura de LeonTorrelobatonTorrelobaton(Contemporary Castilian Version)Trijueque(Contemporary Castilian Version)Alba de TormesBack MatterINDEXTHE KETUBOT PLATESBarcelona 1Barcelona 2Barcelona 3Barcelona 4Barcelona 5Barcelona 6Cervera 1 Cervera 2BellpuigManresaVichSanta Coloma de MontbuiMajorcaMajorca 2Majorca 3ValenciaJacaTudela 1Tudela 2Tudela 3Tudela 4Tudela 5Tudela 6Tudela 7MilagroBorja Appendix to BorjaSegura de LeonTorrelobatonAlba de TormesBack Flap
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