Jew and Serf in Medieval France Revisited

  title={Jew and Serf in Medieval France Revisited},
  author={William C. Jordan},
The Criminal Register of the Abbey of Saint Germain-des- Pres of Paris records a case from 1272 which has curiously been absent from the leading discussions of the legal status of Jews in medieval France. In particular, its information has not been brought to bear in these discussions on a very old question: to what degree were Jews considered equivalent to Christian serfs in a region, the kingdom of France, where the language of cameral serfdom, as used in German imperial circles, was… CONTINUE READING