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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 bad months, countless numbers if no longer hundreds of thousands of Jews have been killed, various Jewish associations destroyed, and plenty of Jews forcibly switched over to Christianity. Benjamin Gampel explores why the famed convivencia of medieval Iberian society - during which Christians, Muslims and Jews doubtless lived jointly in relative concord - used to be conspicuously absent. utilizing large archival proof, this severe quantity explores the social, non secular, political, and monetary tensions at play in each one affected city. The relationships, biographies and private inclinations of the royal kinfolk are explored to appreciate why monarchic authority did not safeguard 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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