Depriving parents of the consolation of children: two legal "consilia" on the baptism of Jewish children

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Discusses opinions of various medieval canonists concerning the validity of forced conversion of Jews: a canon of the Fourth Council of Toledo in 633, a canon by Huguccio of Pisa, and decretals of the Popes Innocent III, Nicholas III, and Gregory IX, all in the 13th century. Dwells on two legal "consilia" - written by Gaspar Calderini and Peter of Ancarano in the 14th century - concerning the conversion of children against their parents’ will. Pp. 139-144 contain the Latin and English versions of both "consilia".
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationDe Sion exibit lex et verbum domini de Hierusalem
Subtitle of host publicationessays on medieval law, liturgy, and literature in honour of Amnon Linder
Editors Yitzhak Hen
Publisher Turnhout : Brepols
Number of pages16
ISBN (Print)2503510914
StatePublished - 2001

Publication series

Name Cultural encounters in late antiquity and the Middle Ages

RAMBI Publications

  • rambi
  • Children -- Conversion to Christianity
  • Christian converts from Judaism -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500
  • Christianity and antisemitism -- History -- Middle Ages, 600-1500
  • Conversion -- History -- To 1500
  • Jewish children -- History
  • Jews -- History -- Middle Ages, 500-1500


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