Friday, November 09, 2012

Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania

November 9, 694 – At the Seventeenth Council of Toledo, Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania, accuses Jews of aiding Muslims, sentencing all Jews to slavery.

From the Codex Vigilano Albeldense, detail of folio 428 of the same.
976 Date c 976 AD Author: Unknown

The king opened the synod by claiming he had heard news of Jews overthrowing their Christian rulers and that Iberian Jews were conspiring to end the Christian religion. The council decreed in its eight canon that all Jews, except those in Narbonensis, were to be deprived of their property, which was to be given to their Christian slaves, and enslaved themselves. Their slavekeepers were chosen by the king and were to be contractually obligated to never allow the practice of the Jewish religion again.

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Egica, a king of the Visigoths of Hispania

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