IMC 2019: Sessions

Session 1018: New Approaches to Medieval Anglo-Jewry, I: The Governmental Sources

Wednesday 3 July 2019, 09.00-10.30

Sponsor:Jewish Historical Society of England
Organiser:Dean A. Irwin, School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University
Moderator/Chair:Gordon McKelvie, Department of History, University of Winchester
Paper 1018-aLending Money according to 'the Law and Custom of the Jewry'
(Language: English)
Dean A. Irwin, School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University
Dean A. Irwin, School of Humanities, Canterbury Christ Church University
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Law
Paper 1018-bThe Statute of Jewry of 1275 Reconsidered
(Language: English)
Paul Brand, All Souls College, University of Oxford
Paul Brand, All Souls College, University of Oxford
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Law
Paper 1018-cThe Measure of Her Actions: Jewish Women's Litigation at the Exchequer of the Jews in 13th-Century England
(Language: English)
Emma Cavell, Department of History, Swansea University
Emma Cavell, Department of History, Swansea University
Index terms: Hebrew and Jewish Studies, Law, Women's Studies
Abstract

The past decade has seen a growth in interest in medieval Anglo-Jewish studies. That has seen a number of mainstream medievalists touch on the topic as part of isolated publications, as well as a growing number of scholars specialising in the area. That new generation of scholarship has been less reliant on printed calendars of documents and has, instead, been more adventurous in their use of sources. This panel will seek to reconsider the ‘traditional’ governmental sources, upon which much previous scholarship has been based, in order to establish how new approaches to them can further our understanding of medieval Anglo-Jewry.