Responding to Violence: The Haskamot of Barcelona and the Jewish Political Tradition

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The aim of this article is to present the Haskamot of Barcelona of 1354 in their political and legal con text. These agreements were a response to the difficult situation faced by the Jews of the Crown of Aragon in the 14th c. , when natural and human disasters threatened the survival of their communities. The target of this project was to assemble all the aljamas of the Crown in a supra-communal assembly of representatives. The drafters also wished to achieve a number a measures from the King and the Church improving the delicate situation of Catalan-Aragonese Jewry. These Haskamot, despite not succeeding in their objectives, are a perfect starting point for any research on the legal and jurisdic tional relations between Christians and Jews.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)46-63
Number of pages18
JournalJournal of catalan intellectual history (Print)
Issue number1 (Special issue)
Publication statusPublished - 1 Dec 2020


  • 14th century
  • Jewish Political Thought
  • Jewish self-Government
  • Medieval Catalonia


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