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France, Pronunciation Traditions in Pre-Modern South-Western France
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1. Introduction

After the expulsion of the Jews from France in the Middle Ages there remained only the small Jewish communities in the Papal State (in the cities of Avignon, Charpentres, and two others). Jews returned to southern France only in the 16th century. In 1550 Henri II permitted crypto-Jews from Spain and Portugal to enter the country as ‘Portuguese merchants’. They were also called ‘new Christians’.…

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Bar-Asher, Moshe, “France, Pronunciation Traditions in Pre-Modern South-Western France”, in: Encyclopedia of Hebrew Language and Linguistics, Edited by: Geoffrey Khan. Consulted online on 02 July 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2212-4241_ehll_EHLL_COM_00000070>
First published online: 2013
First print edition: 9789004176423



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