From archae to archives

Irwin, D. (2017) From archae to archives. Archives: The Journal of the British Records Association, 52 (134). pp. 1-11. ISSN 0003-9535.

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Acknowledgments of debt, made to the Jews of England between 1194 and 1290, have long been known to historians. The two largest collections of acknowledgements, stored in the Westminster Abbey Muniments and The National Archives, have been utilised in very different ways. There is no substantive difference in the nature of the records themselves and, as such, it is to the archival history of these documents that one must look in order to account for that discrepancy. Thus, this paper is concerned with establishing the custodial history of the acknowledgements and determining the impact that this has had upon their use. Equally, it uses this later history in order to cast new light upon the origins of the documents.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: C Auxiliary Sciences of History > CD Diplomatics. Archives. Seals > CD0921 Archives
L Education > LC Special aspects of education > LC1390 Education of special classes of persons > LC3551 Jews
Divisions: Faculty of Arts and Humanities > School of Humanities
Depositing User: Dean Irwin
Date Deposited: 31 Jul 2018 13:18
Last Modified: 07 Feb 2019 17:00

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