Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Wednesday primary source #9 - Jews in Comtat Venaissin

The following manuscript is about Jews in early
modern Carpentras, France. Before Emancipation
in 1791, Carpentras was one of the five cities in
France known as the Comtat Venaissin where Jews
were allowed to live,because it was under Papal
rule. This census contains details about
Jewish families and kinship networks, property
and living arrangements,and rent and taxes.

Organization: Carpentras (France)
Title: Carpentras : Censes appartenentes
aux heoirs[héritiers] de feu noble
Barthelemy Bollon [Ollon]
1632-1688 : [manuscript]
Physical Description: In-4,
[dimension:220x180mm] de 68 ff. Vélin (Reliure
de l'époque)
Note: "Manuscrit rédigé pour l'essentiel
d'une seule main de 1632-1688, avec
quelques ajouts, le plus récent de


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