Introduction: Jews in Medieval England— A Temporal and Pedagogical Vision

  • Miriamne Ara Krummel
  • Tison Pugh
Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)


In English history, the dates of 1071, 1144, 1190, 1290, and 1659 relate a narrative of settlement, libel, massacre, expulsion, and return, while also bespeaking resettlement, trauma, exile, and anti-Jewishness. Jews in Medieval England: Teaching Representations of the Other, a multidisciplinary effort, provides instructors with strategies for educating students about a people who were held hostage to myths about their violent nature—particularly in reference to the centuries-old libel of “Christ killers.” In our most optimistic—some might say naïve—moments, we teachers of the humanities believe we can change parochial and xenophobic mindsets by introducing and questioning inequality that has prevailed across millennia. This objective illuminates this volume, which offers a variety of pedagogical strategies for addressing the place of Jewish culture in medieval England.

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Miriamne Ara Krummel
    • 1
  • Tison Pugh
    • 2
  1. 1.University of DaytonDaytonUSA
  2. 2.University of Central FloridaOrlandoUSA

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