The Legal Status of Spanish Jews During the Visigothic Catholic Era: From Reccared (586) to Reccesswinth (672)
33 Isr. L. Rev. 756 (1999)
31 Pages Posted: 29 Oct 2015
Date Written: October 27, 2015
The Jews had been living in Spain since the Roman period, when Spain became part of the Roman Empire. Much later, Spain was conquered by the Visigoths. King Alaric 11 (484-507) enacted a code based largely on the Theodosian Code (438), namely the Breviarium Alaricianum (506), of which many laws dealt with the Jews. During this period the Visigoths were Arian and their treatment of the Jews was relatively good. In this article I shall examine the way Visigothic Catholic Spain dealt with the Jews and Judaism.
Keywords: Jews, Spain, Roman Empire, King Alaric 11, Theodosian Code, Breviarium Alaricianum
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