Bibliographic Resources

Find here an ever-growing list of secondary sources relevant to Jewish women's wills. Please feel free to get in touch with bibliographic materials to be added to this page. 

Arbel, Benjamin. “Le donne ebree a Candia alla luce delle fonti testamentarie (1430-1530 ca.).” Thesaurismata 45 (2015): 27-69.

Beattie, Cordelia. “Married Women’s Wills: Probate, Property, and Piety in Later Medieval England.” Law and History Review 37 (2019): 29-60.

Ben-Naeh, Yaron. "Jewish Wills from Salonica: A Source for Social and Cultural History." Hispania Judaica Bulletin 11 (2015): 27-46.

Blasco Martínez, Asunción. “Mujeres judías zaragozanas ante le muerte.” Aragón en la edad media 9 (1991): 77-120.

------. “Testamentos de mujeres judías aragonesas, 1401-1418.” In Proceedings of the World Congress of Jewish Studies, Division B, Volume II: The History of the Jewish People (1989): 127-134.

Bresc, Henri. Arabes de langues, Juifs de religion: L’evolution du judaisme sicilien dans l’environment latin, xiie-vve siècles. Paris: Éditions Bouchène, 2001.

Burns, Robert I. Jews in the Notarial Culture: Latinate Wills in Mediterranean Spain, 1250-1350. Berkeley: University California Press, 1996.

Chuecas Saldías, Ignacio. “Testamentos de judaizantes hispano-portugueses (1587-1673).” Revista de Fontes 8 (2018): 7-32. [Available here: https://periodicos.unifesp.br/index.php/fontes/article/view/9147]

Coulet, Noel. “Testaments juifs d’Aix-en-Provence (1400-1450).” In Minorités juives, pouvoirs, littérature politique en péninsule ibérique, France et Italie au Moyen Age: Etudes offertes à Béatrice Leroy, edited by Jean-Pierre Barraqué and Véronique Lamazou-Duplan, 295-307. Biarritz: Atlantica, 2006.

Davide, Miriam. "I testamenti delle donne nelle comunità ebraiche askenazite e in quelle di origine italiana dell'Italia settentrionale (XIV-XVI secolo)." In Margini di libertà: testamenti femminili nel medioevo, edited by Maria Clara Rossi, 435-455. Verona: Cierre, 2010. 

Emery, Richard. The Jews of Perpignan in the Thirteenth Century: An Economic Study Based on Notarial Records. New York: Columbia University Press, 1959.

Epstein, Steven. Wills and Wealth in Medieval Genoa, 1150-1250. Cambridge, MA: Harvard University Press, 1984.

Gasperoni, Michaël, and Davide Mano. "Les pratiques et le discours testamentaires des Juifs de Rome au début du XVIIIe siècle: premières recherches sérielles." In Un historien dans ses landemains: Pierre Chaunu, edited by Denis Crouzet and Alan Hugon, 97-124. Caen: PUC, 2021. 

Gil, Moshe. Documents of the Jewish Pious Foundations from the Cairo Geniza. Leiden: Brill, 1976.

Goitein, Shelomo Dov. “Dispositions in Contemplation of Death: A Geniza Study.” Proceedings of the AAJR 46 (1978): 155-178.

Juega Puig, Juan. Los Dinís, un linaje judeoconverso en la Pontevedra de los siglos XVI y XVII. A Coruña: Ediciós do Castro, 2004.

Kaklamanis, Stefanos, and Stelios Lampakis, eds. Manouil Grigoropoulos, Notarios Chandaka, 1506-1532: Diathekes, Apografes, Ektimiseis. Iraklion, Crete: Vikelaia Library, 2003.

Klein, Elka. "Splitting Heirs: Patterns of Inheritance Among Barcelona's Jews." Jewish History 16 (2002): 49-71.

Lauer, Rena. Colonial Justice and the Jews of Venetian Crete. Philadelphia: University of Pennsylvania Press, 2019.

Malkiel, David. “Jews and Wills in Renaissance Italy: A Case Study of the Jewish Christian Cultural Encounter.” Italia: Studi e ricerche sulla cultura e sulla letteratura degli ebrei d'Italia 12 (1996): 7-69.

Marín Padilla, Encarnación. “Ultimas voluntades judías: Testamentos de Duenya Falaquera, Reyna Abenardit y Davit Rodrich (siglo XV).” Anuario de estudios medievales 15 (1985): 497–512.

Pérez, Idan. “The Testament of a Jewish Woman named Baladre (1325): New Contributions to the Study of the Synagogues in Girona,” Materia Giudaica 17-18 (2012-2013): 229-248.

Rivlin, Yosef. Inheritance and Wills in Jewish Law [Hebrew]. Ramat Gan: Bar-Ilan University Press, 1999.

Rollo-Koster, Joelle, and Kathryn L. Reyerson, eds. “For the Salvation of my Soul”: Women and Wills in Medieval and Early Modern France. St Andrews, UK: Centre for French History and Culture of the University of St Andrews, 2012.

Secall i Güell, Gabriel. Els jueus de Valls i la seva época. Valls: Institut d'Estudis Vallencs, 1980.

Sibon, Juliette. Les Juifs de Marseille au XIVe siècle. Paris: Cerf, 2011.

Skinner, Patricia. “Women, Wills and Wealth in Medieval Southern Italy.” Early Medieval Europe 2 (1993): 133-152.

Traniello, Elisabetta. "Percorsi di donne ebree a Ferrara (XVI secolo)." In Margini di libertà: testamenti femminili nel medioevo. Edited by Maria Clara Rossi, 457-474. Verona: Cierre, 2010. 

Veronese, Alessandra. "Donne ebree italiane e ashkenazite in Italia centro-settentrionale: doti, testamenti, ruolo economico." In Vicino al focolare e oltre: spazi pubblici e privati, fisici e virtuali della donna ebrea in Italia (secc. XV-XX), edited by Laura Graziani Secchieri, 153-163. Florence: Giuntina, 2015.

Veronese, Alessandra. “Patterns of Inheritance Among Italian Jews in the Late Middle Ages.” Materia giudaica 25 (2020): 591-598.

Weiss, Gershon. "Legal Documents Written by the Court Clerk Halfon ben Manasse (Dated 1100-1138): A Study in the Diplomatics of the Cairo Geniza." PhD diss. University of Pennsylvania, 1970. 

Wernham, Monique. La communauté juive de Salon-de-Provence d’après les actes notaries 1391-1435. Toronto: Pontifical Institute of Mediaeval Studies, 1987.