Shofar: An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies
"Meir b. Elijah of Norwich and the Margins of Memory" is a study of Meir of Norwich's use of acrostics to record his English Jewish identity. In the face of the 1290 Expulsion, which follows upon many episodes of anti-Jewish violence and antipathy, Meir attempts to have his name recorded in perpetuity. This essay details some of those moments of violence in order to give voice to Meir's world and to clarify Meir's desire to be remembered.
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Krummel, Miriamne Ara, "Meir b. Elijah of Norwich and the Margins of Memory" (2009). English Faculty Publications. 82.