Two Portuguese Exiles in Castile: Dom...

The book contains more than 30 documents related to Portuguese Jewry in general and David Negro and Isaac Abravanel in particular.

PREFACE This book which deals with the events that led to the flight of two important Jewish figures from Portugal to Castile is the product of research on a tragic period in the history of Portuguese Jewry. It is an attempt to put together and examine the relevant sources related to these two personalities: David Negro and Isaac Abravanel. Most of these sources come from the Arquivo da Torre do Tombo and some of them are published here for the first time. They shed new light on an important episode in the history of Iberian Jewry. The appendices on the archives and on the Great Synagogue of Lisbon, offer relevant information on the subject. I have included in square brackets my corrections in the text of the documents and have modernized the names of persons throughout the book except when they appear in titles of books, documents or quotations from earlier works. I should like to thank the members of the Editorial Board of Hispania Judaica. Professor Haim Beinart took the initiative and suggested that I submit the book for publication in the series. I thank him for his interest and encouragement. I am grateful to Professor Yom Τον Assis for his constant interest in the preparation of the book and his numerous suggestions on its contents and form. Special thanks are due to Dr. Raquel Ibânez- Sperber for her diligent work to bring the book to press. She has spared no efforts to ensure that the work is done with efficiency and precision. I am also grateful to her for preparing the index. Last but not least I should like to express my thanks to The Magnes Press, its director Mr. Dan Benovici and his staff for all their work and good will towards the publication of the book. Jerusalem Elias Lipiner Chapter Home | TOC 10  | Index 10

Two Portuguese Exiles in Castile: Dom David Negro and Dom Isaac Abravanel. Hispania Judaica, v. 10


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Front MatterFront Flap Half Title PageEditorial BoardTitle PageCopyright PageTable Of ContentsPREFACEContents1. THE JEWS OF PORTUGAL: AN OVERVIEWTempo dos Judeus (The Jewish Period)The New Christian PeriodModern Portugal2. DAVID NEGRO: A RABBI IN POLITICSTwo Vacancies: The Portuguese Crown and the Castilian RabbinateDavid Negro on TrialDeath on the Road, in Vila Real3. ISAAC ABRAVANEL: FROM CONSPIRACY TO FLIGHTAbravanel at CourtThe Turning-PointTrial and ConfiscationFlight to CastileBack MatterEPILOGUEPLATESDOCUMENTS1 Regulation of the Chief Rabbinate of the Jews of all Portugal. July 16, 14052A. Letter of the Master of Avis, dated March 6 1384, donating to the Constable the possessions of David Negro2B. Letter of the Master of Avis, donating to the Constable the possessions of David Negro2C. Copy of the letter of King D. Joäo I, dated March 30 1389, confirming the donation to the Constable of the possessions of David Negro3 Copy of the deed of the first donation made by the Constable to the Convent of Lisbon of some possessions, including those which had belonged to David Negro4 Transfer of property donated to the Convent of Lisbon, including possessions which had belonged to David 5 List of the accusations levelled against David Negro by the Constable6 The insulting verses by Alvaro de Brito Pestana against the Abravanels 7 Insulting verses to Abravanel, collected in the Cancioneiro Geral by Garcia de Resende8 Letter to Isaac Abravanel exempting him from wearing the badge. It was given by King Afonso at the request of his nephew, the Count and later Duke of Guimaräes. June 16, 14649 Privilege granted to Isaac Abravanel by King Afonso to ride a mule, stay in Christians inns and bear weapons of any kind. August 18, 146310 Privilege granted to Isaac Abravanel by D. Afonso V to dwell in Lisbon, outside the judaria. July 10, 147211 Confirmation by Afonso V, dated March 11 1480, of the donation to Isaac Abravanel of the rural property of Queluz by the Duke of Braganza and his wife. December 4, 147812 Don Manuel gave to the hospital de Todollos Santos in Lisbon the property in Queluz which had belonged to Isaac Abravanel 13 Sentence pronounced against Isaac Abravanel14 Sentence pronounced against Joseph Abravanel15 D. Manuel ratified the donation made by D. Joäo II in June 24, 1484 to Lourenço Vaz, formerly Ysaque son of Mose Latam, of some houses in the judaria which had belonged to Isaac Abravanel. October 17, 149916 Lourenço Vaz renounced to the possessions donated to him by D. JoaoII and which had belonged to Isaac Abravanel. April 17, 149917 Donation to Abraham Franco of all the houses in the former judaria of Lisbon, which had belonged to Isaac Abravanel18 D. Afonso VI reconfirmed the donation, made by his predecessors, of the possessions which had belonged to Isaac Abravanel. August 14,166519 Donation to Jaco Beirä of one of the seats of Isaac Abravanel in the synagogue of the Judaria of Lisbon. July 16, 148420 Donation to Master Abraäo, the king's tailor, of one seat in the esnoga (synagogue) of Lisbon which had belonged to Isaac Abravanel.June 10, 148421 Donation to the king's tailor Mousem Zarco, of one seat or sseda in the synagogue of Lisbon, which had belonged to Isaac Abravanel, by royal letter of March 8, 148622 Donation of 11 Hebrew books, which had belonged to Isaac Abravanel, to the nobleman of the royal house Joäo Garcez. December 30, 149023 Afonso V exempted Abraham Galafe, of Estremoz, from obligation to wear a badge during his journeys24 Order to confiscate property of Abraham Galafe, of Estremoz, who escaped to Castile with Isaac Abravanel, and to hand it over to Gaspar and Pero Jusarte, noblemen at the Court25 D. Joäo pardoned Benvinda widow of Samuel Abravanel and her sons and released in their favour the possessions which had belonged to the late Samuel, brother of Isaac Abravanel. October 4, 148726 D. Joäo II pardoned Judah Abravanel and his wife Luna, accused of having sent correspondence and valuables to the Abravanels, who had taken refuge in Castile. October 4, 1487 27 D. Joäo II granted to Lopo de Almeida, the new serviço of the Jews of the village of Abrantes and its outskirts. February 25, 148228 King Afonso V ordered the punishment of the perpetrators of the massacres against the Jews in 1450. October 6, 145029 King Afonso V ordered the protection and defence of his Jewish subjects. November 23, 1450APPENDICESI. THE NATIONAL ARCHIVES OF THE TORRE DOTOMBO IN LISBON AND JEWISH HISTORIOGRAPHYII. THE GREAT SYNAGOGUE OF LISBONDocuments A. King Manuel dedicated the oratory and hermitage of Sta Maria de Belem as well as a walled orchard, a dwelling house and another building in the course of construction for the establishment of a monastery where mass was to be celebrated daily in memory ?. Letter to the King D. Joäo III sent by David Reubeni on 24 October 1525C. Translation of the letter of Galawdewos, emperor of Ethiopia, to King Joäo IIID. Introduction to the Ordinances of 1504 by King D. Manuel to regulate the administration of Nossa Senhora de Conceiçâo church which was previously the synagogue of the Jews in the Judaria Grande of LisbonBIBLIOGRAPHYINDEXPERSONSPLACESSUBJECTSBack Flap
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