Description : This volume examines the teaching of Jewishness within the context of medieval England. It covers a wide array of academic disciplines and addresses a multitude of primary sources, including medieval English manuscripts, law codes, philosophy, art, and literature, in explicating how the Jew-as-Other was formed. Chapters are devoted to the teaching of the complexities of medieval Jewish experiences in the modern classroom. Jews in Medieval England: Teaching Representations of the Other also grounds medieval conceptions of the Other within the contemporary world where we continue to confront the problematic attitudes directed toward alleged social outcasts.
Description : A readable account considering the Jews of medieval England as victims of violence (notably the Clifford's Tower massacre) and as an isolated people.
Description : Units in this textbook are based on the Programmes of Study of the National Curriculum for History, but are also suitable for use within Citizenship. Worksheets allow students to develop their investigative skills and are suitable for all abilities. Timelines are included that cover most periods of history and identify key events often overlooked in conventional schemes. Material covers regional issues, and ethnic diversity (Black and Asian Britain among other communities).
Description : Covering more than 300 sites, this work highlights major Jewish landmarks in England, ranging from Britain's oldest synagogue, Bevis Marks Synagogue in London, through the Georgian gems of the West Country to the splendid High Victorian 'cathedral synagogues' of Birmingham, Brighton and Liverpool.
Description : This interdisciplinary study explores images of Jews and Judaism in late medieval English literature and culture. Using four main categories - history, miracle, cult and Passion - Anthony Bale demonstrates how varied and changing ideas of Judaism coexisted within well-known anti-semitic literary and visual models, depending on context, authorship and audience. He examines the ways in which English writers, artists and readers used and abused the Jewish image in the period following the Jews' expulsion from England in 1290. The texts are analysed in their manuscript and print contexts in order to show local responses and changing meanings. This important work opens up new texts, sources and approaches for understanding medieval anti-semitism and shows how anti-semitic stereotypes came to be such potent images which would endure far beyond the Middle Ages.