Crafting Jewishness In Medieval England: Legally Absent, Virtually Present by M. KrummelCrafting Jewishness In Medieval England: Legally Absent, Virtually Present by M. Krummel

Crafting Jewishness In Medieval England: Legally Absent, Virtually Present

byM. Krummel

Hardcover | January 20, 2011

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Miriamne Ara Krummel challenges the accepted history of the English Middle Ages as a monolithic age of Christian faith. By cataloguing and explicating the complex depictions of semitisms to be found in medieval literature and material culture, this volume argues that Jews were always present in medieval England.
MIRIAMNE ARA KRUMMEL Associate Professor of Medieval Literature and English at the University of Dayton, Ohio, USA.
Title:Crafting Jewishness In Medieval England: Legally Absent, Virtually PresentFormat:HardcoverDimensions:243 pages, 8.5 × 5.51 × 0.63 inPublished:January 20, 2011Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0230618707

ISBN - 13:9780230618701


Table of Contents

Introduction: Outside Looking In: Re-Membering the Medieval English Jew Categories of Race: ' Judæis Notris Angliæ ' and the 1275 Statute of Jewry Where Curse, Refrain, and Identity Intersect: The Poetry of Meir B. Elijah of Norwich Encountering Jews beyond the Kingdom of Cathay: Imagining Nation in Mandeville's Travelogue Text and Context: Tracing Chaucer's Moments of Jewishness Omissions of Antisemitism: Thomas Hoccleve and the Putative Jew Impossible Desires and Fabulistic Dreams: Conversion in the Croxton Play Epilogue: When Endings Are Beginnings

Editorial Reviews

"Miriamne Krummel's book should be consulted by anyone interested in the history of Jewish Communities in England and by anyone interested in creative philology. It offers testimony from a wide variety of sources - such as grants and charters, manuscript illuminations, Mandeville's Travels - to argue the pivotal role of the figure of the Jew in fourteenth-century England's exacerbations of national consciousness." - Speculum "Consistently raises important questions about medieval anti-Semitic discourses and highlights crucial pedagogical and methodological issues . . . to remember that there are indeed Jewish voices and Jewish writings in and around the expulsion; and to question the boundaries and usefulness of medieval-modern analogies and historicizations - along with our own emotional responses to such. Crafting Jewishness in Medieval England in this way contributes fruitfully to an active scholarly discussion, and it will move the discussion forward." – Journal of English and Germanic Philology "Opens up crucial questions about the complex dynamics of nation formation, with significant implications for understanding how 'crafting Jews' became integral to fashioning medieval Christian identities." - Medium Aevum