Revistes Catalanes amb Accés Obert (RACO)

La contribución confesional: musulmanes y judíos en el reino de Mallorca

Pau Cateura Bennàsser

Resum


In 1246-1247, the monarchy began to impose on Jews and emancipated Muslim slaves an annual tax, known as the morabetín, in return for protection. The Jewish quarters paid the tax collectively, while the emancipated Muslim slaves paid it individually since no civil body existed, nor was created, to give them the legal means to do so. Toward the end of the Thirteenth Century, the morabetín was extended to apply to free Muslims who traveled to and from the island, and further taxes were imposed on Jews.

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