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The Jews in Sicily; v.14: Notaries of Palermo and Trapani.


The Jews in Sicily; v.14: Notaries of Palermo and Trapani.

Simonsohn, Shlomo.



693 pages



Studia post-biblica; 48.3. A documentary history of the Jews in Italy; 28


Drawing from over 30,000 documents, Simonsohn (Jewish history, Tel Aviv U.) illustrates the history of the Jews in Sicily through their business and family dealings, offering a rich and detailed look at some of the most important days of their lives. Based on court records of public notaries in Palermo and cases brought before the Pretorian court in Palermo, these abstracts and transcripts illustrate the economic, social and religious history of the Jewish minority and their relations with the Christian majority on the island. Along with their private lives, Simonsohn unveils organizations and institutions, the synagogue, education systems, customs and traditions. Includes glossary, chronology, bibliography and indices.

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