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Between Scylla And Charybdis

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The conquest of Sicily was the most ambitious expansionary undertaking of Aragon and required considerable finance. The Jews of Sicily probably suffered as much as the rest of the population at the hands of the warring factions during and after the landing of the Aragonese, although no details have come to light. The war waged by the Martins against the barons for the Aragonese reconquest of the island and the ensuing turmoil that lasted from 1392 to 1395 were dangerous times for the Jews of the island. With the accession to the throne of Aragon and Sicily of Alphonso the Magnanimous (1416), the island kingdom was ruled directly by viceroys. One of the things that continued to bedevil the relationship between the Jews of Sicily and their Christian neighbours were the sermons which the Jews were made to attend.

Keywords: Alphonso; Aragon; Christian; Jews; Martins; Sicily



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