England's Jewish Solution
Experiment and Expulsion, 1262-1290
By (author) Robin R. Mundill
Series edited by Rosamond McKitterick Christine Carpenter
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England's Jewish Solution by Robin R. Mundill
Book DescriptionThis 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780521520263
(228mm x 152mm x 21mm)
Imprint: Cambridge University Press
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publish Date: 16-May-2002
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Robin R. Mundill
King's Jews, Hardback (June 2010)
Considers the Jews of medieval England as victims of violence (notably the massacre of Shabbat haGadol when York's Jewish community perished at Clifford's Tower) and as a people apart, isolated amidst a hostile environment. This title presents a picture of a lost society which had much to contribute and yet was turned away in 1290.
England's Jewish Solution, Hardback (September 1998)» View all books by Robin R. Mundill
A detailed study of Jewish settlement and of seven different Jewish communities in England 1262-90.
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