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The brothers Lazaro and Angelo Nantua were moneylenders in Gavi, a town under Genoese dominion, during the second half of the sixteenth century. In 1592, Angelo got into a violent argument with the chancellor of the town. This incident started a series of legal proceedings against the brothers that went on for years. The two documents I choose are (1) an inventory of all their posessions made in 1592 by order of the doge in Genoa (2)a letter written by the local podesta in which he complaints that they do not wear the yellow hat and gives a detailed description of their outfit.

This presentation is for the following text(s):

  • Inventory of the belongings of Lazaro Nantua (1592)
  • Letter by Podesta of Gavi (1595)

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http://wesscholar.wesleyan.edu/emw/emw2007/

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20-8-2007 2:00 PM

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University of Maryland, College Park, MD

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Aug 20th, 2:00 PM

The Possessions of Two Italian Jews at the end of the 16th Century

University of Maryland, College Park, MD

The brothers Lazaro and Angelo Nantua were moneylenders in Gavi, a town under Genoese dominion, during the second half of the sixteenth century. In 1592, Angelo got into a violent argument with the chancellor of the town. This incident started a series of legal proceedings against the brothers that went on for years. The two documents I choose are (1) an inventory of all their posessions made in 1592 by order of the doge in Genoa (2)a letter written by the local podesta in which he complaints that they do not wear the yellow hat and gives a detailed description of their outfit.

This presentation is for the following text(s):

  • Inventory of the belongings of Lazaro Nantua (1592)
  • Letter by Podesta of Gavi (1595)

Click here to view the video.

http://fordham.bepress.com/emw/emw2007/emw2007/8