By Charles Bukowski
Everyone's favourite soiled outdated guy returns with extra boozy stories of outstanding insanity.
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45 These mortgages extended to the very heavy taxes exacted from the Jewish communities. The Jews were under very severe pressure. 46 In the 1330s these Jewish communities probably numbered only in all 10,000 to 12,000 persons. 48 The Crown functioned in part by applying for extraordinary grants (hearth-taxes) to the parliaments of the three separate realms, and, in part, by a series of what can be termed extra-parliamentary expedients. It was very diﬃcult, even during a war, to extract money from the parliaments and any grant made had special conditions attached to it.
Hillgarth, (Toronto 1980) 1, pp. 73–5. 23 Montagut, El Maestre Racional, 1, p. 193. 24 Montagut, El Maestre Racional, 1, p. 194. N. Hillgarth, “Los libros y la cultura de Jaime III de Mallorca”, XIII Congrés, 2, pp. 75–81, and “Un inventario del rey Jaime III de Mallorca (1349) y otros documentos sobre la dinastía mallorquina”, Estudios lulianos 30, (1990) pp. 57–74. 26 Hillgarth, “Los libros”, p. 78. On the economic situation in Majorca in the ﬁrst third of the fourteenth century see P. Cateura Bennàsser, El Regne Esvaït: desenvolupament econòmic, subordinació política, expansió ﬁscal (Mallorca, 1300–1335), (Mallorca 1998).
142 (listing, apart from coins, “copes ab sobrecops d’or, bacins d’argent”, cloth from India and Paris and “350 live sheep”). Hillgarth, The Spanish Kingdoms, vol. 2, (Oxford 1978) pp. 629–33. 35 For 1306–07 see MR 269, fol. 58r. Guilleré, “Les ﬁnances de la Couronne d’Aragon”, p. 493; Hillgarth, The Problem, pp. 7 f. 36 For 1313 see MR 276, fol. 126v, for 1327 MR 296, fol. 87v. 37 See MR 297–307, 632–634. 38 MR 637, fols. 57r–58r. HAMES_F3_13-33 8/28/03 26 4:49 PM Page 26 . 40 Deﬁcits did not accumulate.
Absence of the Hero (Uncollected Stories and Essays, Volume 2: 1946-1992) by Charles Bukowski