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eBook The Jews of Navarre in the Late Middle Ages. Hispania Judaica, v. 4
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Publisher:  Varda Books
Published:  2009
Language:  English
Pages:   293


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About the Book -- The Jews of Navarre in the Late Middle Ages. Hispania Judaica, v. 4

Based on documents from archives, the book relates various aspects of Jewish life, the economic activities of the Jews and their work at the service of the Crown in this Christian kingdom.

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Contents

New Page 4

Preface ix

Abbreviations x

Introduction: The Kingdom of Navarre during the Middle Ages 1

   The Kingdom and its Monarchs 1

   The Kingdom, its Landscapes and its Population 7

Chapter One: The Communities of Navarre 12

   Demographic Expansion 13

   The Law and its Reflexion 20

   A Demanding Faith 30

Chapter Two: Jews at Work 34

   Land and Water 34

   Jewish Occupations 44

Chapter Three: Jewish Moneylenders 55

   The principles 56

   The Practice of Moneylending 63

   The Men in Question 71

Chapter Four: State Service 80

   Summoned to the Assistance of the State 80

   In Service of the King 92

   Agents of the Court 101

Chapter Five: Figures and Families 107

   The Banker 107

   Tax Collectors and Suppliers of Goods 113

   Two Tax Collectors of Estella 119

   Physician and Chief Rabbi 123

   A Typical Family 126

Chapter Six: From Tolerance to Expulsion 131

   Difficult Coexistence, Difficult Justice 132

   The Conversos, The King and the Church 142

Epilogue 148

Documents 149

Bibliography 251

Maps 253

Indices 256

   Subjects 256

   Places 260

   Persons 263



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