L'Expulsion des Juifs de France 1394
Collection Nouvelle Gallia Judaïca
272 pages - juin 2004
In 1394, Charles VI, King of France, decided to exile the remaining Jews in his kingdom. A massive expulsion had previously taken place under Philippe le Bel, in 1306. By the 14th century, because of the many re-entries and exiles, France’s Jewish communities no longer practised the intensely religious and intellectual life they had enjoyed up to the 13th century – not in the North at any rate. In the south, in spite of all the difficulties, life went on. But the 14th century was the most dangerous for the Jews: there were accusations of poisoning wells, of collusion with the lepers, and, during the great epidemic of 1348, of propagating the plague. The different contributions to this book give a description of the various communities during that dark century, try to explain the reasons for this expulsion (economic, ideological or political motives?), then retrace the paths of the painful exile. This is the only collective work devoted to this event: vital for the French Jewish communities, but also an indicator of the tensions that existed in the Kingdom of France.
- Dimensions : 145x235x22
- ISBN : 9782204073530
- Poids : 420 grammes
Avec la collaboration de : Annegret Holtmann, Danièle Iancu-Agou, Élie Nicolas, Frédéric Chartrain, Georges Passerat, Gérard Nahon, Gilbert Dahan, Joseph Schatzmiller, Marie-France Godfroy, Noël Coulet, Paulette L'Hermite-Leclercq, Roger S. Kohn, Simon Schwarzfuchs, Thomas Bardelle