Jews in Medieval Britain: Historical, Literary and Archaeological Perspectives

Jews in Medieval Britain: Historical, Literary and Archaeological Perspectives

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Overview

Britain's medieval Jewish community arrived with the Normans in 1066 and was expelled from the country in 1290. This is the first time in many years that its life has been comprehensively examined for a student and general readership. Beginning with an introduction setting the medieval British experience into its European context, the book continues with three chapters outlining the history of the Jews' presence and a discussion of where they settled. Further chapters then explore themes such as their relationship with the Christian church, Jewish women's lives, the major types of evidence used by historians, the latest evidence emerging from archaeological exploration, and new approaches from literary studies. The book closes with a reappraisal of one of the best-known communities, that at York. Drawing together the work of experts in the field, and supported by an extensive bibliographical guide, this isa valuable and revealing account of medieval Jewish history in Britain.

Patricia Skinner is a Wellcome Research Fellow in the College of Arts and Humanities, Swansea University.

Contributors: ANTHONY BALE, SUZANNE BARTLETT, PAUL BRAND, BARRIE DOBSON, JOHN EDWARDS, JOSEPH HILLABY, D.A. HINTON, ROBIN MUNDILL, ROBERT C. STACEY.


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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781843837336
Publisher: Boydell & Brewer, Limited
Publication date: 07/19/2012
Pages: 187
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Jewish Colonisation in the Twelfth Century - Joe Hillaby
The English Jews under Henry III - Robert C. Stacey
Edward I and the Final Phase of Anglo-Jewry - Robin Mundill
The Jewish Community in the Records of English Royal Government - Paul Brand
The Church and the Jews in Medieval England - John Edwards
Medieval Anglo-Jewry: the Archaeological Evidence - D A Hinton
Women in the Medieval Anglo-Jewish Community - Suzanne Bartlet
Fictions of Judaism in England before 1290 - Anthony P. Bale
The Medieval York Jewry Reconsidered - Barrie Dobson

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