Jews in Medieval England

Teaching Representations of the Other

  • Miriamne Ara Krummel
  • Tison Pugh

Part of the The New Middle Ages book series (TNMA)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxviii
  2. Visible Invisibilities and Textual Lacunae

  3. Theatrical Interventions and Anti-Judaism

  4. Visual and Geographic Entanglements

  5. Innovating the Curriculum: Lesser-Known Texts and New Perspectives on Jewish Presence

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 329-373

About this book


This volume examines the teaching of Jewishness within the context of medieval England. It covers a wide array of academic disciplines and addresses a multitude of primary sources, including medieval English manuscripts, law codes, philosophy, art, and literature, in explicating how the Jew-as-Other was formed. Chapters are devoted to the teaching of the complexities of medieval Jewish experiences in the modern classroom. Jews in Medieval England: Teaching Representations of the Other also grounds medieval conceptions of the Other within the contemporary world where we continue to confront the problematic attitudes directed toward alleged social outcasts.


Anti-Semitism in Medieval England Anglo-Saxon representations of Jews Teaching xenophobia in the undergraduate classroom Teaching medieval Anti-Semitism to undergraduate students Pedagogical approaches to the Other Robert Holcot Teaching Chaucer's Prioress’s Tale to college students John Gower and the Unethical Jew archetype Blood libel and anti-Semitic Bohemian texts Croxton Play of the Sacrament The Norwich Blood Libel Arnold Wesker’s Blood Libel medieval anti-semitic manuscript illuminations

Editors and affiliations

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

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