An "absent Presence": An Internal History Of Insular Jewish Communities Prior To Expulsion In 1290

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Title: An "absent Presence": An Internal History Of Insular Jewish Communities Prior To Expulsion In 1290
Author: Bennett, Jason Holder
Abstract: This thesis , based on a study based on the legal and popular documents regarding Jews and Judaism in thirteenth -century England , argues that the Expulsion of the Insular Jews in 1290 was not just a financial decision as has been argued in the past by other historians . Most historians focus on one or two aspects of the Insular experience or Expulsion , with fiscal reasons always in the forefront . This work covers and analyzes excerpts from various poems , chronicles , and martyrologies from popular literature and art to show the feelings and beliefs of the populace on Jews and Judaism in that time and place , an unprecedented use of available sources . The study makes use of methodologies such as economic analysis , oral tradition , and others in a synthetic schema that might otherwise be ignored in a more traditional survey of Insular Judaic history . Insular Judaic history is itself a branch seldom studied , with these or any methods .
URI: http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /1903
Date: 2009-09-16

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An "absent Presence": An Internal History Of Insular Jewish Communities Prior To Expulsion In 1290. Available electronically from http : / /hdl .handle .net /10106 /1903 .

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