Questions of identity: The structure of the cohen family in Puigcerdá in the early fourteenth century

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Abstract

Two Jewish wills, fifteen years apart, in Puigcerdá in the early fourteenth century, enable us to reconstruct families. The reconstructions are so similar that they seem to be of a single family; but there are difficulties which make the identity less than perfect. Here, I attempt to reconcile the difficulties. The existence of only one family seems required by the overall statistics: Puigcerdá at this time had only a few hundred families altogether, and only ca. 50 Jewish families.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)401-410
Number of pages10
JournalSefarad
Volume58
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - 1998

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