American Jewish Historical Quarterly Volume 28

American Jewish Historical Quarterly Volume 28

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This historic book may have numerous typos and missing text. Purchasers can usually download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. Not indexed. Not illustrated. 1922 edition. Excerpt: ... he had so eloquently contended. Gregory XIV (1591) granted permission to the Jewish physician Abraham di Portaleone to practice medicine. (See under heading " Mantua") In 1592 Pope Clement restricted the Jews from associating or doing business with Christians and converts, and in 1593 he ordered the expulsion of the Jews from the entire papal territory with the exception of Rome, Ancona, and Avignon, A new prohibition was now enforced forbidding Jews from having Christian physicians attend them at risk of heavy fine (1592)."' In spite of this prohibition the following complimentary license for practising medicine of the same year has been found:1" To you, Moses Alatinus of Spoleto, and to your son Bonaiutus, Jewish doctors of the arts and of medicine, a true knowledge of the faith and a spirit of saner counsel! Having been inclined by the humble prayers lately extended to us in your name, and more than sufliciently informed of your faithfulness, fitness and experience touching the art of healing, and likewise moved by the testimony of the most reverend episcopal vicar and the most honorable pretor of the commonwealth of Ferrara, as well as of several noblemen and other men worthy of faith of the same commonwealth, who wished to do you a special favor in this regard: we now by mandate and authority etc. do proclaim that to you, who have formerly devoted yourselves to the public advantage of Christians in the version of Themistius, and who now are diligently devoting yourselves in 1" I bid. 1" Vogelstein and Rieger, vol. ii, p. 185. 1" Revue des Etudes Juives, vol. xix, p. 134. The original Latin version is given there. the version of the canon of Avicenna, and who for many years past more

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  • United States
  • English
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  • 1236827481
  • 9781236827487