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170 Chapter Two 42 libras.

by Jose Hinojosa Montalvo
170 Chapter Two 42 libras. 30 More  frequent were commercial exchanges with Muslims. We shall deal with  these more extensively in the section concerning Jewish activities. We shall simply note here the ill- treatment suffered in 1442 by the Jewish silversmiths of Morvedre who went to sell their products in theMoorish quarters  of the region, because of the quality and the price of theirwares; 31 or  the proclamation which the baile general ordered the baile of Morvedre to issue in 1473, authorizing the Moors and Jews of the town  to go to the locality of Petres and to trade with the Moorish residents. 32 Good personal relations were formed even in curious associations, such as that of Salamó Zalmati of Játiva, and Acen Catim, of Bechi, in 1473, in their search for treasures, stones and precious  metals, in the Castellón boundaries of Pobla Tornesa and Benicasim. 33 At other times a joint safeconduct was granted for individuals of the two religions, as in December 1432 to Jaufar Almasnet, Fat Alnavarro and A li Arramoni, of the Vall de Uxo, and to the Jewish  silversmith of Morvedre, Abraham Agi, valid for the entire month. 34 It should be noted that these contacts at times went beyond merely commercial interest and entered the personal sphere; thus we see that two months after granting of the previous safeconduct, in February 1433, various Moors joined Jafuda Maymós faction against the above- mentioned Abraham Agi, a dispute dealt with in another section. But things were not always simple and the relations not always good; and there were tensions between Jews and Muslims, although the religious factor was absent and the disputes arose out of economic reasons. In 1447, for example, Samuel Façan demanded and obtained that the authorities pay  him the 150 sueldos owed to him by Mahomat Mugiben, of Castellón. 3 5  Years previously, in 1425, the alamin of the Sierra de Eslida had been ordered  to compel various Moors to pay a debt of 1,000 sueldos which they owed to Doña Jámila, wife of Samuel Suxen. He was to ensure that there was no usury in the operation and to recommend that in future the said Moors not engage in 30 ARV, Maestre  racional, 3992, fol. 106r. For this amount the baile received the sum of 84 sueldos. 31 ARV, Bailia,  1149, fol. 150v. See doc. 467. 32 ARV, Bailia, 1155, fol. 150v. See doc. 725. 33 ARV, Bailia, 1155, fol. 54v- 55r. See doc. 716. 34 ARV, Bailia, 1147, fol. 445r. See doc. 339. 35 ARV, Bailia, 1150, fol. 110r- v. See doc. 488. Chapter Home | TOC 9 | Index 9 t t t t t t

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170 Chapter Two 42 libras. 30 More frequent were commercial exchanges with Muslims. We shall deal with these more extensively in the section concerning Jewish activities. We shall simply note here the ill- treatment suffered in 1442 by the Jewish silversmiths of Morvedre who went to sell their products in the Moorish quarters of the region, because of the quality and the price of their wares; 31 or the proclamation which the baile general ordered the baile of Morvedre to issue in 1473, authorizing the Moors and Jews of the town to go to the locality of Petres and to trade with the Moorish residents. 32 Good personal relations were formed even in curious associations, such as that of Salamó Zalmati of Játiva, and Acen Catim, of Bechi, in 1473, in their search for treasures, stones and precious metals, in the Castellón boundaries of Pobla Tornesa and Benicasim. 33 At other times a joint safeconduct was granted for individuals of the two religions, as in December 1432 to Jaufar Almasnet, Fat Alnavarro and A li Arramoni, of the Vall de Uxo, and to the Jewish silversmith of Morvedre, Abraham Agi, valid for the entire month. 34 It should be noted that these contacts at times went beyond merely commercial interest and entered the personal sphere; thus we see that two months after granting of the previous safeconduct, in February 1433, various Moors joined Jafuda Maymó's faction against the above- mentioned Abraham Agi, a dispute dealt with in another section. But things were not always simple and the relations not always good; and there were tensions between Jews and Muslims, although the religious factor was absent and the disputes arose out of economic reasons. In 1447, for example, Samuel Façan demanded and obtained that the authorities pay him the 150 sueldos owed to him by Mahomat Mugiben, of Castellón. 3 5 Years previously, in 1425, the alamin of the Sierra de Eslida had been ordered to compel various Moors to pay a debt of 1,000 sueldos which they owed to Doña Jámila, wife of Samuel Suxen. He was to ensure that there was no usury in the operation and to recommend that in future the said Moors not engage in 30 ARV, Maestre racional, 3992, fol. 106r. For this amount the baile received the sum of 84 sueldos. 31 ARV, Bailia, 1149, fol. 150v. See doc. 467. 32 ARV, Bailia, 1155, fol. 150v. See doc. 725. 33 ARV, Bailia, 1155, fol. 54v- 55r. See doc. 716. 34 ARV, Bailia, 1147, fol. 445r. See doc. 339. 35 ARV, Bailia, 1150, fol. 110r- v. See doc. 488. << Chapter >> Home | TOC 9 | Index 9 t t t t t t
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