Jews, Regalian Rights, And The Constitution In Medieval France

  title={Jews, Regalian Rights, And The Constitution In Medieval France},
  author={William C. Jordan},
  journal={AJS Review},
  pages={1 - 16}
  • W. Jordan
  • Published 1 April 1998
  • History, Economics
  • AJS Review
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