Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series: England's Jewish Solution: Experiment and Expulsion, 1262-1290 Series Number 37 (Hardback)
  • Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series: England's Jewish Solution: Experiment and Expulsion, 1262-1290 Series Number 37 (Hardback)
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Cambridge Studies in Medieval Life and Thought: Fourth Series: England's Jewish Solution: Experiment and Expulsion, 1262-1290 Series Number 37 (Hardback)

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Hardback 366 Pages / Published: 13/09/1998
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This is a detailed study of Jewish settlement and of seven different Jewish communities in England between 1262 and 1290, offering in addition a new consideration of the prelude to the expulsion of the Jews in 1290. The book estimates the extent of Jewish residence and settlement; evaluates the tallage payments made by those communities; and finally by a close discussion of prevailing attitudes towards usury and moneylending considers the Edwardian experiment of 1275. The impact of Edward I's legislation and Jewish policy on his Jewish subjects is then examined. It is possible to follow the business transactions of Jewish financiers in these different provincial communities over almost thirty years; and a thorough and detailed study is made of the type of people who borrowed from the Jews. Finally a survey is made of the possible motives and continental parallels which influenced the expulsion in 1290 and the subsequent dissolution.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9780521581509
Number of pages: 366
Weight: 710 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 24 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
' This is a necessary book ... the last, well-considered word on Edward's final solution of a so-called Jewish problem.' Reviews in History
'Its importance for the Jews in medieval England is obvious; it is also very significant for economic and political historians of the later thirteenth century.' Journal of Jewish Studies
'This is an important book that will be widely consulted by scholars of British history and historians of medieval Jews ... Dr Mundill is to be congratulated on producing a major study in an important field.' The Heythrop Journal
'Not only historians but also the average reader will enjoy this fresh look at one of the most critical periods in English medieval history.' Sophia Menache, Speculum
'England's Jewish Solution is more than a very good monograph. It is an example of the type of work which, through the study of Jewish communities, is transforming the history of those places and periods which saw Jewish settlement within Christian, and indeed Muslim, polities ... This is a book which will help to brewak down the barriers which exclude Jews from the history of Europe and which still deny historians of Europe some of their most telling, challenging, sometimes painful, traces of the past.' Jewish Culture & History
"...Mundill's new study of the background of the expulsion of the jews from England in 1290 is set to become, and remain, the standard work on the subject." W.M. Ormrod, Albion
"In this new volume, Robin Mundill, a British novelist, provides a fresh look at medieval Anglo-Jewry and roots the expulsion in the political, constitutional, and religious context of 13th century Britain." Jewish Book World
"Mundill's book most decidedly ought to find its way onto the shelves of university libraries, for it will provide students with a vigorous, well-informed, and comprehensive review of the historiography of the Anglo-Jewish communities of later medieval England." American Historical Review
"...the reasons behind one of the first European expulsions of the Jews are considered in depth." SHOFAR
"Not only historians but also the average reader will enjoy this fresh look at one of the most critical periods in English medieval history." Speculum-a Jrnl of Medieval Studies

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