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Daily bread

<p>Room dedicated to professions and trades.</p>

Room dedicated to professions and trades.

Images taken from medieval documents give us an idea of the main occupations of the Jewish inhabitants of Girona. Craftsmanship, commerce and money-lending were the most important among them. In addition, the literacy imposed on the boys by the Jewish religion gave rise to an outstanding scientific specialization, with well-known doctors, cartographers or astronomers.


<p>Catalan Atlas. 1373, Majorca. Reproduction (original held in the French National Library, Paris)</p>
Catalan Atlas
Catalan Atlas
<p>Fragment of medicinal treatise. 13th-14th centuries, Girona (?). Reproduction (original in the Municipal Archives of Girona).</p>
Fragment of medicinal treatise
Fragment of medicinal treatise
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