Important collection of 29 manuscript documents

AUCTION 2 | Tuesday, June 03rd, 1997 at 1:00
Fine Judaica: Books, Manuscripts and Works of Art Including Property from a Dutch Private Collector and the Late T. Nachum Gidal

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Lot 172

Important collection of 29 manuscript documents

ff.38. Notarial records, Latin text Size range: 97x107 mm - 104x298 mm

Provence and Languedoc: 1346-1426

Est: $13,000 - $15,000
Documents include names of many Jewish families, including: Crescas, Astruc and Durand. Many concern activities relating to the town of Apt, other places include: Aix, Carpentras, Digne, Istres and Marseille. Documents relate to agriculture and other economic activities, including money-lending. Provencal Jewry at this time was an important center of Jewish scholarship, its population in 1348 probably numbered nearly 15,000. See Z. Szajkowski, Franco-Judaica (1962); H. Gross, Gallia Judaica (1969)