As If the Jews Had No Lord: Anti-Jewish Riots in Castile and Aragon, 1391-1392

The most devastating attacks on the Jews of medieval Christian Europe took place in the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon during ten months from June 1391 to April 1392.  While the rioters’ success cannot be easily explained, the intervention of those who pledged to protect the Jews was ineffective. However sincere the intentions of the majority society, and the assurances of its leaders, to protect those who are reliant upon them, the security of a minority community is ultimately, for them, not a matter of paramount importance.











When: Thu., Mar. 30, 2017 at 6:00 pm
Where: Graduate Center, CUNY
365 Fifth Ave.
212-817-7000
Price: Free
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The most devastating attacks on the Jews of medieval Christian Europe took place in the kingdoms of Castile and Aragon during ten months from June 1391 to April 1392.  While the rioters’ success cannot be easily explained, the intervention of those who pledged to protect the Jews was ineffective. However sincere the intentions of the majority society, and the assurances of its leaders, to protect those who are reliant upon them, the security of a minority community is ultimately, for them, not a matter of paramount importance.