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by Jose Hinojosa Montalvo
212 Chapter Three in which this tax is recorded only the Jews and merchandise from North Africa are recorded, whereas later it is extended to other places: Castile, Portugal and Granada. There is even a change of title, from 1423:  de les mercaderies que porten los juheus qui venen de altres parts fora la senyoria del senyor rey ( of the merchandise brought by the Jews coming from other regions outside the kings dominion). And problems arise in the payment of this tax, when an attempt is made to apply it to all. Thus Yçach Burgi and Mossé Abentoriel, of Murcia, refused to pay it on certain florins brought from Castile, alleging that it was not customary to do so; in order to avoid lawsuits they ceded and reached an agreement with the baile for the sum of 53 sueldos and 7 dineros. 67  Possibly the Jews of Castile were filling the space left by those of Barbary. Other Origins Imports by Jews from other countries were more sporadic. It is noted that they come to Valencia for business, without further  details. In 1418, Bonafoscad brings wheat and vegetables from Arles. 6 8 Isach  Burgi brings from Malaga 20.5 carat gold Moorish doblas ( sold at 41 libras for the standard coin) and 21  carat doblas ( at 42 libras the standard weight), dates, wax and perfumes. 69 THE RETAIL TRADE The Jews were extensively involved in retail sales, either permanently or occasionally. Permanent sales were effected in specialized shops for this purpose, generally in the actual Jewish quarters, although there were some also outside the precinct, as acknowledged in Alfonso Vs edict of 1419, by which the Jews were allowed  to hold shop between Christians from sunrise to sunset, and were then to return to their domiciles. 7 0 The  fact that these small dwellings were qualified as  shop or cupboard served to stress its limited dimensions, little more than a merchandise depot and sometimes a minute workshop. In the city of Valencia the  açoch judaich was an excellent example of the combination of workshop- shop, where the artisans, especially 67 ARV, Maestre Racional, 43, fol. 174r. 68 ARV, Maestre Racional, 38, fol. 138r. 69 ARV, Maestre Racional, 42, fol. 177r. 70 ARV, Real, 630, fol. 235r et seq. See doc. 304. Chapter Home | TOC 9 | Index 9 t t t t

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212 Chapter Three in which this tax is recorded only the Jews and merchandise from North Africa are recorded, whereas later it is extended to other places: Castile, Portugal and Granada. There is even a change of title, from 1423: \\" de les mercaderies que porten los juheus qui venen de altres parts fora la senyoria del senyor rey\\" ( of the merchandise brought by the Jews coming from other regions outside the king's dominion). And problems arise in the payment of this tax, when an attempt is made to apply it to all. Thus Yçach Burgi and Mossé Abentoriel, of Murcia, refused to pay it on certain florins brought from Castile, alleging that it was not customary to do so; in order to avoid lawsuits they ceded and reached an agreement with the baile for the sum of 53 sueldos and 7 dineros. 67 Possibly the Jews of Castile were filling the space left by those of Barbary. Other Origins Imports by Jews from other countries were more sporadic. It is noted that they come to Valencia for business, without further details. In 1418, Bonafoscad brings wheat and vegetables from Arles. 6 8 Isach Burgi brings from Malaga 20.5 carat gold Moorish doblas ( sold at 41 libras for the standard coin) and 21 carat doblas ( at 42 libras the standard weight), dates, wax and perfumes. 69 THE RETAIL TRADE The Jews were extensively involved in retail sales, either permanently or occasionally. Permanent sales were effected in specialized shops for this purpose, generally in the actual Jewish quarters, although there were some also outside the precinct, as acknowledged in Alfonso V's edict of 1419, by which the Jews were allowed \\" to hold shop between Christians from sunrise to sunset\\", and were then to return to their domiciles. 7 0 The fact that these small dwellings were qualified as \\" shop or cupboard\\" served to stress its limited dimensions, little more than a merchandise depot and sometimes a minute workshop. In the city of Valencia the \\" açoch judaich\\" was an excellent example of the combination of workshop- shop, where the artisans, especially 67 ARV, Maestre Racional, 43, fol. 174r. 68 ARV, Maestre Racional, 38, fol. 138r. 69 ARV, Maestre Racional, 42, fol. 177r. 70 ARV, Real, 630, fol. 235r et seq. See doc. 304. << Chapter >> Home | TOC 9 | Index 9 t t t t
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