The Jews in Girona

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Diputació de Girona, Caixa de Girona, Patronat Municipal "Call de Girona", 1994 - History - 96 pages
An illustrated history of the Jews of Gerona, in Catalonia, in the 9th-16th centuries. Describes relations between the Jews and the royal, Church, and municipal authorities. The Jews were subject to intermittent violence over the centuries. Pp. 38-55 discuss persecutions between 1391-1492. In the 1391 riots, peasant mobs attacked the Jews; the royal authorities did not protect them, and municipal rulers, unable to control the violence, had the Jews take refuge for over a month in a fortified tower. Describes the forced (and voluntary) conversion of Jews to Christianity and ensuing Inquisitorial pressure to expose false and backsliding converts.

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Map of Jewish Settlements Chronology
The Creation of the Call in Girona
Map showing position of the Call in Girona

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