The article reviews the limited evidence for writings associated with the Jewish community in England between the Conquest and the expulsion of the Jews in 1290. The texts are of three types : 1. starrs or legal documents, written in Anglo-Norman and displaying very limited divergence from other comparable administrative/legal documents in Anglo-Norman ; 2 Roman-alphabet glosses to Hebrew texts and 3. Anglo-Norman texts (in fact, glosses) in Hebrew characters. Only the last conform to the definition now generally accepted of « Judeo-French ». The Anglo-Norman textual evidence is very limited but it nevertheless provides information about Jewish-Christian contact. The Anglo-Norman documents are thus at once a piece in the jigsaw of Romance texts in the Hebrew alphabet, and an element in the multilingual landscape of medieval England.
|Translated title of the contribution||Can one speak of Judeo-Anglo-Norman? Anglo-Norman texts in Hebrew script|
|Number of pages||10|
|Publication status||Published - 30 Apr 2015|