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Jews in Medieval Britain: Historical, Literary and Archaeological Perspectives

Author: Skinner, Patricia (Contributor)
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 187
Pub Date: 19/07/2012
Publisher: Boydell Press
ISBN: 9781843837336
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Quick overview Accounts of specific communities and themes build to a comprehensive picture of Jews in England C11 - C13.
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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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