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Lot #    19622
Auction End Date    1/8/2008 11:28:00 AM (mm/dd/yyyy)
          
Title Information
Title (English)    Documents from the rabidly anti-Semitic
Title (Hebrew)    Jesuitic Kingdom of Sardinia
Author    [Community - Only Ed.]
City    Torino
Publisher    Stamperia Reale
Publication Date    1816
          
Collection Information
Independent Item    This listing is an independent item not part of any collection
          
Description Information
Physical
Description
   Only edition. 7 pp., 314:204 mm., light age staining, wide margins, creased on folds.
          
Detailed
Description
   Regie Patenti Colle quail S M accordia’agli Ebrei di tutti Regi Stati l’esenzione di portatre il segno… [Royal decree by King Victor Emanuel of Sardinia exempting Hebrews from wearing the sign prescribed by the general Constitution permiting them to practice arts and trades; to exit their prospective ghettos; and granting them a period of five years to deaquisition goods acquired during the rule of the previous government”]. 1 March 1816. On title, Royal Emblem of Kingdom of Sardinia.

Napoleon Bonaparte was viewed as something of a savior by Italian Jewry. Under the French the Jews enjoyed rights they had never known in their long and lugubrious history. With Napoleon’s defeat in 1814, came the inevitable backlash, or what Cecil Roth has termed the “Recoil”. In the Kingdom of Sardinia, heavily influenced by the Jesuits, the old anti Jewish code was once again enforced with a vengeance. In 1816, Jewish property owners, who had prospered under Napoleon, were given five years to liquidate their holdings. Seeing that progress did not progress as planned, the government served notice in 1822 that properties remaining in Jewish possession by January 1, 1824 would be publicly sold by the Magistrate. The one concession to the Jews made in 1816 was that the regulations regarding the wearing of the Jewish badge were relaxed.

          
Reference
Description
   Cecil Roth, The History of the Jews of Italy (1946) pp 448-449.
        
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Listing Classification
Period
19th Century:    Checked
  
Location
Italy:    Checked
  
Subject
History:    Checked
Other:    Anti-Semitic
  
Characteristic
First Editions:    Checked
Language:    Italian
  
Manuscript Type
  
Kind of Judaica