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This edited collection explores the importance of the Jews in the English Christian imagination of the 14th and 15th centuries - long after their expulsion from Britain in 1290.
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Chaucer and the Jews

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This edited collection explores the importance of the Jews in the English Christian imagination of the 14th and 15th centuries - long after their expulsion from Britain in 1290.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781135365318
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 10/11/2013
  • Sold by: Barnes & Noble
  • Format: eBook
  • Pages: 272
  • File size: 3 MB

Table of Contents

Editor's Introduction
Pt. I Chaucer Texts 1
Ch. 1 The Jewish Mother-in-Law: Synagoga and the Man of Law's Tale 3
Ch. 2 The Pardoner's "Holy Jew" 25
Ch. 3 Chaucer's Prioress, the Jews, and the Muslims 43
Ch. 4 "Jewes Werk" in Sir Thopas 59
Ch. 5 Postcolonial Chaucer and the Virtual Jew 69
Pt. II Chaucerian Contexts 87
Ch. 6 Chaucer and the Translation of the Jewish Scriptures 89
Ch. 7 Reading Biblical Outlaws: The "Rise of David" Story in the Fourteenth Century 109
Ch. 8 Robert Holcot on the Jews 133
Ch. 9 The Protean Jew in the Vernon Manuscript 145
Ch. 10 The Siege of Jerusalem and Augustinian Historians: Writing About Jews in Fourteenth-Century England 165
Ch. 11 "House Devil, Town Saint": Anti-Semitism and Hagiography in Medieval Suffolk 185
Pt. III Chaucer, Jews, and Us 211
Ch. 12 Englishness and Medieval Anglo-Jewry 213
Ch. 13 Teaching Chaucer to the "Cursed Folk of Herod" 229
Ch. 14 Positively Medieval: Teaching as a Missionary Activity 237
Contributors 247
Selected Bibliography 251
Index 257
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