Jews, Herrings & Medieval Lynn

with Professor Judith Olszowy-Schlanger

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Some three hundred eighteen documents in Hebrew script drawn up in England before the expulsion in 1290 have been published so far, but new documents surface occasionally. They shed new light on the life of the Jews in the Middle Ages. Such a document has been recently discovered among the collections of the Cambridge University Library. It contains new information on Samuel son of Isaac of Norwich and the dealings of this prominent Norwich family in the town of Lynn (today King’s Lynn).

Judith Olszowy-Schlanger is President of the Oxford Centre of Hebrew and Jewish Studies and Professor of Hebrew Manuscript Studies in Paris. Her main research interests include medieval Hebrew manuscripts and documents, Cairo Genizah studies, history of Hebrew linguistic thought and of the cultural contacts between Jews and their non-Jewish neighbours. 

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