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MS Judaica 33

Documents concerning Jewish communities in the Comtat Venaissin: Guide.

Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University


Harvard University, Cambridge, Massachusetts 02138 USA

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Descriptive Summary

Location: b
Call No.: MS Judaica 33
Repository: Houghton Library, Harvard Library, Harvard University
Title: Documents concerning Jewish communities in the Comtat Venaissin,
Date(s): 1481-1789.
Quantity: 1 collection (3 boxes (1.5 linear ft.)
Language of materials: Collection materials are in French, Hebrew, Italian, and Latin.
Abstract: Legal documents relating to Jewish residents of Comtat Venaissin (France).

Immediate Source of Acquisition:

57JM-30. Gift of Lee M. Friedman; received: 1957 .


Librairie Lipschutz formed this collection for the donor.

Conditions Governing Access:

There are no restrictions on physical access to this material.

Preferred Citation for Publication:

Documents Concerning Jewish Communities in the Comtat Venaissin (MS Judaica 33). Houghton Library, Harvard University.

Related Materials

There are additional Carpentras manuscripts, 1747-1848, at the Columbia University Library.

Biographical / Historical

Comtat Venaissin was a province of France that was under the control of the Papacy from 1274 to 1791.


Arranged chronologically.

Scope and Contents

Contains legal documents and other material pertaining to the Jewish communities in the Comtat Venaissin, particularly in Carpentras. Includes charters, foreclosure and other orders, petitions, safe-conduct passes, warrants, and miscellaneous legal documents concerning the rights of Jewish residents of Comtat Venaissin. There are also account books, memoirs, correspondence, notes, and printed documents such as Papal statutes in the collection. A few of the items from Carpentras do not pertain specifically to the Jewish community.

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