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Anglo-Jewry Since 1066Place, Locality and Memory$
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Tony Kushner

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780719076541

Published to Manchester Scholarship Online: July 2012

DOI: 10.7228/manchester/9780719076541.001.0001

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Winchester: constructing the city of memories

Winchester: constructing the city of memories

(p.53) 3 Winchester: constructing the city of memories
Anglo-Jewry Since 1066

Tony Kushner

Manchester University Press

After the Norman invasion, an important and relatively sizeable Jewish community existed in Winchester until the nationwide expulsion of the Jews from England in 1290. It was one of the earliest settlements, dating from at least the 1140s, and its size and significance grew thereafter, especially from the late twelfth century onwards when Jewish business activities had to be officially recorded in archae (chests), leading to concentration in certain towns. This chapter shows that while the historiography of Winchester Jewry is still relatively undeveloped, memory work associated with this medieval community is rich and multifaceted, providing unique insights into the construction of local, national, and imperial identities. Jews themselves have played an important role in the process of remembering, reinforcing as well as challenging wider perspectives on Winchester Jewry and adding further layers of complexity to its memory. The chapter also considers other minority groups within Winchester's history, especially the Huguenots, in order to allow a comparative approach and to enable an analysis of whether or not the memory and representation of the Jews is unique.

Keywords:   Jewish community, medieval England, Jews, Winchester Jewry, Huguenots, memory

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