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David Bonjorn (Yomtov) de Barrio (del Barri), who lived in Perpignan and Gerona, was an astronomer who at a later date built astronomical instruments for the young Pedro IV. David Bonjorn (known also in Hebrew literature) seems to have been one of the most charming and also one of the most irascible young scholars of his age. His temper was so violent that his sec ond wife, after five years of marriage (in 1337), asked him to divorce her; and, in order to compel him to comply, with held his scientific books and instruments.
Nevertheless, the communal takkanoth of 1354 (which will be discussed later) refer to anti-Jewish tri als and to the torture of Jews in order to make them confess to false charges. But the archives of the royal chancery of Aragon contain no references to such incidents. In Barcelona and smaller 24 THE ERA O F DECLINE IN ARAGON This Library PDF version is for the use on an institutional computer only. com << Chapter >> Home | TOC | Index communities in northern Catalonia Jews were killed, Jewish houses demolished, and promissory notes torn up (May-June 1348).
This reform was enforced by command of Pedro IV. Similarly, the aljama was reorganized with the active assistance of the royal treasurer (thesaurarius). The new communal constitution, which went 42 REORGANIZA TION AND SOCIAL CONFLICT WITHIN THE ALJAMAS REORGANIZATION This Library PDF version is for the use on an institutional computer only. com << Chapter >> Home | TOC | Index into effect under the royal edict of April 2, 1386, was drawn up with his assistance. A proportional system, modelled on that of the municipalities, was devised for the election of the heads of the aljama.