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Être juif en Provence au temps du roi René (Présences du by Danièle Iancu

By Danièle Iancu

Au XVe siècle, au temps du roi René, le comté de Provence, plus tolérant que les terres de France ou du Languedoc, abrite une communauté juive essentiellement urbaine qui participe activement à l. a. vie économique, dans l'artisanat, le négoce, le prêt et l. a. médecine. Mais déjà des menaces planent sur cette communauté séculaire : aux quelques conversions forcées succède bientôt un mouvement de conversions lent et régulier qui s'accélère lors des mesures de bannissement prononcées contre les juifs en 1500-1501.

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