Download e-book for kindle: Anti-Jewish Riots in the Crown of Aragon and the Royal by Benjamin R. Gampel

By Benjamin R. Gampel

the main devastating assaults opposed to the Jews of medieval Christian Europe happened in the course of the riots that erupted, in 1391 and 1392, within the lands of Castile and Aragon. For ten awful months, thousands if now not millions of Jews have been killed, a variety of Jewish associations destroyed, and plenty of Jews forcibly switched over to Christianity. Benjamin Gampel explores why the famed convivencia of medieval Iberian society - within which Christians, Muslims and Jews probably lived jointly in relative concord - was once conspicuously absent. utilizing vast archival proof, this severe quantity explores the social, spiritual, political, and monetary tensions at play in each one affected city. The relationships, biographies and private tendencies of the royal family members are explored to appreciate why monarchic authority didn't defend the Jews in the course of those violent months. Gampel's wide examine is vital for students and graduate scholars of medieval Iberian and Jewish history.

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