Cart
  • Free Shipping on all orders in Australia
  • Over 7 million books in stock
  • Proud to be B-Corp
  • We aim to be carbon neutral by 2022
  • Over 120,000 Trustpilot reviews
Item 1 of 0
Imagining the Jew  in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture By Samantha Zacher

Imagining the Jew in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture by Samantha Zacher

Condition - New
$126.69
Only 2 left

Summary

The thirteen essays in Imagining the Jew in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture examine visual and textual representations of Jews before 1066.

Imagining the Jew in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture Summary

Imagining the Jew in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture by Samantha Zacher

Most studies of Jews in medieval England begin with the year 1066, when Jews first arrived on English soil. Yet the absence of Jews in England before the conquest did not prevent early English authors from writing obsessively about them. Using material from the writings of the Church Fathers, contemporary continental sources, widespread cultural stereotypes, and their own imaginations, their depictions of Jews reflected their own politico-theological experiences. The thirteen essays in Imagining the Jew in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture examine visual and textual representations of Jews, the translation and interpretation of Scripture, the use of Hebrew words and etymologies, and the treatment of Jewish spaces and landmarks. By studying the "imaginary Jews" of Anglo-Saxon England, they offer new perspectives on the treatment of race, religion, and ethnicity in pre- and post-conquest literature and culture.

Imagining the Jew in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture Reviews

'This impressive collection has a great deal to offer a variety of readers, both in the breadth of its material and the range of its approaches. -- Ren e R. Trilling * Speculum vol 93:01:2018 *
"Imagining the Jew in Anglo-Saxon England reveals the complexity, variety, and profound significance of early medieval discourse on Jews and, by demonstrating how thoroughly such discourse pervaded Christian thought, points out productive methods for interpreting Anglo-Saxon literature and art." -- Emily V. Thornbury, University of California at Berkeley * Journal of English and Germanic Philology, vol 118:1 *

About Samantha Zacher

Samantha Zacher is a professor of English and medieval studies at Cornell University.

Table of Contents

Samantha Zacher, "Introduction: The Jew in the Anglo-Saxon Imagination" Defining the Jew: A Question of Race, Ethnicity, or Religion? Stephen J. Harris, "Anglo-Saxons, Israelites, Hebrews and Jews" Thomas N. Hall, "Nathan the Jew in the Old English Vindicta Salvatoris" The Jew in Anglo-Saxon Theology and Liturgy Damian Fleming, "Hebraeam scire linguam: Bede's Rhetoric of the Hebrew Truth" Kathy Lavezzo, "Building Anti-Semitism in Bede" Andrew P. Scheil, "Transition and Renewal: Jews and the Church Year in Anglo-Saxon England" Literary Types and Anglo-Saxon Audiences Daniel Anlezark, "Abraham's Children: Jewish Promise and Christian Fulfillment" Thomas D. Hill, "Time, Liturgy and History in the Old English Elene" Charles D. Wright, "Jewish Magic and Christian Miracle in the Old English Andreas" Visual Media: Representations of Jews and Jewish Spaces Catherine Karkov, "Hagar and Ishmael: the Uncanny and the Exile" Adam Cohen, "King Edgar Leaping and Dancing Before the Lord" Asa Mittman, "'In those days': Giants and the Giant Moses in the Old English Illustrated Hexateuch" Epilogue: Pre- and Post-Conquest Identifications: Continuity and Difference Heide Estes, "Reading Aelfric in the Twelfth Century: Anti-Judaic Doctrine Becomes Anti-Judaic Rhetoric"

Additional information

NGR9781442646674
9781442646674
1442646675
Imagining the Jew in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture by Samantha Zacher
New
Hardback
University of Toronto Press
2016-07-04
376
N/A
Book picture is for illustrative purposes only, actual binding, cover or edition may vary.
This is a new book - be the first to read this copy. With untouched pages and a perfect binding, your brand new copy is ready to be opened for the first time

Customer Reviews - Imagining the Jew in Anglo-Saxon Literature and Culture