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H 245 x W 175 mm

451 pages

illustrated throughout in colour & black and white

Published May 2014

Archaeopress Archaeology


Paperback: 9781905739769

Digital: 9781905739912

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The Archaeology of Anglo-Jewry in England and Wales 1656–c.1880

By Kenneth Marks

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This volume presents a comprehensive study of the urban topography of Anglo-Jewry in the period before the mass immigration of 1881. The book brings together the evidence for the physical presence of at least 80% of the Jewish community. London and thirty-five provincial cities and towns are discussed.



Introduction ;
Brief Summary of Anglo-Jewish History c.1066-c.1880 ;
Research Aims and Methodology ;
Living Communities: Synagogues, street and place names with Jewish connections, mikva’ot (ritual baths), material culture and artefacts ;
Communities in Death (Cemeteries) ;
A Comparative Approach to Jewish UrbanTopography ;
Conclusion ;
Glossary ;
Bibliography and Sources ;

About the Author

Kenneth Marks came to the formal study of archaeology somewhat late in life. Following many years of fieldwork in Caesarea Maritima in Israel and occasional fieldwork in the UK, he undertook undergraduate and research studies at the Institute of Archaeology UCL which culminated in his work on The Archaeology of Anglo‐Jewry in England and Wales 1656‐c.1880. He was previously a senior executive with Marks and Spencer, a director of Debenhams and, in semi–retirement, a non‐executive director of several companies. He was also Chairman of the British‐Israel Chamber of Commerce and Chairman of the British Friends of Shenkar College in Israel where he was also a governor and where he was awarded an honorary fellowship.