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Negotiated Relations: Popes, the Church, the Jews

Marina Caffiero

in Forced Baptism

Published by University of California Press

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780520254510
Published online March 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780520950283 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1525/california/9780520254510.003.0001
Negotiated Relations: Popes, the Church, the Jews

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Jews in Rome existed within a complex tangle of competing jurisdictions. The Roman court was then instituted by Paul V from the beginning of 1912. The tribunal of the Holy Office managed the most delicate and the most serious cases: those involving blasphemy, magic, or possession of the prohibited Talmud. A comparable connection between increasing papal power and ways in which the popes made their presence felt in Rome is reflected in urban ritual. The general reform of the court decreed by Paul V, which touched on the magistracies charged with cases involving Jews, was far from reaching full implementation. The argument between the Vicariate and the senatorial court over the former's privative in civil and criminal matters was still intense to the eighteenth century. The reforms of Paul V had to be reiterated by Benedict XIV.

Keywords: Jews; Paul V; Rome; Talmud; magistracies

Chapter.  18406 words. 

Subjects: History of Religion

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