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The Resource Chaucer and the Jews : sources, contexts, meanings, edited by Sheila Delany

Chaucer and the Jews : sources, contexts, meanings, edited by Sheila Delany

Label
Chaucer and the Jews : sources, contexts, meanings
Title
Chaucer and the Jews
Title remainder
sources, contexts, meanings
Statement of responsibility
edited by Sheila Delany
Contributor
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"Jews were expelled from England in 1290, about half a century before Geoffrey Chaucer's birth. But Jews and their culture continued to play in important role in the English Christian imagination throughout the late Middle Ages, in the work of Chaucer and his contemporaries. How were writers enabled to represent Jews in their absence, and why did they want to do so?" "These questions are explored for the first time in a pioneering collection of essays edited by Sheila Delany. Contributions from eminent historians and literary scholars examine the influence of theology, politics, folklore, visual art, and domestic and social life in producing a multivalent tradition of representing Jews in medieval English literature. Chaucer's work is the main focus of the volume, and other late medieval texts offer further avenues of investigation. Two essays on current pedagogy conclude the volume, bringing its subject into the range of immediate concerns of teachers today. Chaucer and the Jews will be a discovery for readers seeking a fresh perspective on Jewish studies, medieval literature, and life in medieval England."--Jacket
Member of
Dewey number
821/.1
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • dictionaries
  • bibliography
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Delany, Sheila
Series statement
The multicultural Middle Ages
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  • Chaucer, Geoffrey
  • Jews
  • Jews in literature
Label
Chaucer and the Jews : sources, contexts, meanings, edited by Sheila Delany
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-255) and index
Contents
  • Postcolonial Chaucer and the virtual Jew
  • Sylvia Tomasch
  • Chaucer and the translation of the Jewish Scriptures
  • Mary Dove
  • Reading Biblical outlaws : the "rise of David" story in the fourteenth century
  • Timothy S. Jones
  • Robert Holcot on the Jews
  • Nancy L. Turner
  • Protean Jew in the Vernon manuscript
  • Denise L. Despres
  • Jewish mother-in-law : Synagoga and the Man of Law's Tale
  • Siege of Jerusalem and Augustinian historians : writing about Jews in fourteenth-century England
  • Elisa Narin van Court
  • "House devil, town saint" : anti-Semitism and hagiography in medieval Suffolk
  • Anthony P. Bale
  • Englishness and medieval Anglo-Jewry
  • Colin Richmond
  • Teaching Chaucer to the "cursed folk of Herod"
  • Gillian Steinberg
  • Positively medieval : teaching as a missionary activity
  • Judith S. Neaman
  • Christine M. Rose
  • Pardoner's "holy Jew"
  • William Chester Jordan
  • Chaucer's Prioress, the Jews, and the Muslims
  • Sheila Delany
  • "Jewes werk" in Sir Thopas
  • Jerome Mandel
Control code
ocn861485097
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 258 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299998667
Lccn
2002008486
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861485097
Label
Chaucer and the Jews : sources, contexts, meanings, edited by Sheila Delany
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 251-255) and index
Contents
  • Postcolonial Chaucer and the virtual Jew
  • Sylvia Tomasch
  • Chaucer and the translation of the Jewish Scriptures
  • Mary Dove
  • Reading Biblical outlaws : the "rise of David" story in the fourteenth century
  • Timothy S. Jones
  • Robert Holcot on the Jews
  • Nancy L. Turner
  • Protean Jew in the Vernon manuscript
  • Denise L. Despres
  • Jewish mother-in-law : Synagoga and the Man of Law's Tale
  • Siege of Jerusalem and Augustinian historians : writing about Jews in fourteenth-century England
  • Elisa Narin van Court
  • "House devil, town saint" : anti-Semitism and hagiography in medieval Suffolk
  • Anthony P. Bale
  • Englishness and medieval Anglo-Jewry
  • Colin Richmond
  • Teaching Chaucer to the "cursed folk of Herod"
  • Gillian Steinberg
  • Positively medieval : teaching as a missionary activity
  • Judith S. Neaman
  • Christine M. Rose
  • Pardoner's "holy Jew"
  • William Chester Jordan
  • Chaucer's Prioress, the Jews, and the Muslims
  • Sheila Delany
  • "Jewes werk" in Sir Thopas
  • Jerome Mandel
Control code
ocn861485097
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 258 pages)
Form of item
online
Isbn
9781299998667
Lccn
2002008486
Note
Taylor & Francis
Other physical details
illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)861485097

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