Anti-Jewish sentiments were not common in this early period, in fact, after a Jewish man was killed in Paris in the 7 century, Jews were active in commerce and medicine.
The Carolingian emperors allowed Jews to become accredited purveyors in the imperial court.
More anti-Jewish persecutions took place in the western provinces during the rule of Louis IX (1226-70).
In Toulouse, Jewish representatives had to go to the cathedral on a weekly basis to have their ears boxed, as a reminder of their guilt.
France’s first blood libel took place in Blois in 1171 and 31 Jews were burned on the stake.
After four months in power, Philip imprisoned all the Jews in his lands and demanded a ransom for their release.
In 1181, he annulled all loans made by Jews to Christians and took a percentage for himself.
He expelled 100,000 Jews from France and allowed them to travel with only ones day’s provisions.