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    Fictions of Judaism in England before 1290

    Bale, Anthony (2012) Fictions of Judaism in England before 1290. In: Skinner, P. (ed.) Jews in Medieval Britain Historical, Literary and Archaeological Perspectives. Suffolk, UK: Boydell & Brewer, pp. 129-144. ISBN 9781843837336.

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    Abstract

    Book synopsis: 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 is a valuable and revealing account of medieval Jewish history in Britain.

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    Item Type: Book Section
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Arts > English, Theatre and Creative Writing
    Research Centre: Gender and Sexuality, Birkbeck (BiGS), Social Research, Birkbeck Institute for (BISR)
    Depositing User: Administrator
    Date Deposited: 08 Jul 2014 14:26
    Last Modified: 12 Dec 2016 09:13
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/10077

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