The State and the Jews

King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella
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King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella

The wedding portrait of Ferdinand and Isabella, c. 1469.

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What were the reasons for the numerous expulsions of Jews from Christian lands?
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What were the reasons for the numerous expulsions of Jews from Christian lands?

The expulsions aren’t lawless acts. They are always justified. There is always a document which explains the reason behind the expulsion. Prof. Robert Chazan. Produced by Down Low Pictures for COJS.

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King James I of Aragon
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King James I of Aragon

James I, byname James The Conqueror, Spanish Jaime El Conquistador (born Feb. 2, 1208, Montpellier, County of Toulouse—died July 27, 1276, Valencia, Valencia), the most renowned of the medieval kings of Aragon (1213–76), who added the Balearic Islands and Valencia to his realm and thus initiated the Catalan-Aragonese expansion in the Mediterranean that was to […]

The State and the Jews—Expulsion
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The State and the Jews—Expulsion

Introduction Expulsion Images Expulsion from France, 1182 Edict of Expulsion from Aragon and Castile, 1492 Edict of Expulsion from Granada, 1492 King Ferdinand and Queen Isabella Primary Texts King Philip Augustus, 1182, Rigord of St. Denis Duke John of Brittany, 1239 Ducal Document Count Charles of Anjou and Maine. 1289 Comital Document King Edward I […]

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Overview: The State and the Jews
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Overview: The State and the Jews

Given the considerable negativity of the Church’s doctrines, policies, and imageries and the lack of pre-1000 Jewish population in western Christendom, the obvious question is how a burgeoning European Jewish population developed in the period between 1000 and 1500. The answer lies in the fact that some—but by no means all—elements in European society were interested in fostering Jewish […]

The State and the Jews
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The State and the Jews

Given the considerable negativity of the Church’s doctrines, policies, and imageries and wide-ranging popular animosity, the obvious question is how a burgeoning Jewish population could have developed across Europe in the period between 1000 and 1500. The answer lies in the fact that some—but by no means all—elements in European society were interested in fostering […]