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Albion and Jerusalem: The Anglo-Jewish Community in the Post-Emancipation Era

Michael Clark

Abstract

Lionel de Rothschild's hard-fought entry into Parliament in 1858 marked the emancipation of Jews in Britain — the symbolic conclusion of Jews' campaign for equal rights and their inclusion as citizens after centuries of discrimination. With this event, Jewish life entered a new phase: the post-emancipation era. This book explores the development of the Jewish community and its identity in Britain during this formative stage. Emancipation was ambiguous. British acceptance was not neutral but carried expectations, as well as opportunities. This book highlights how integrating into British societ ... More

Keywords: Jews, Jewish community, Anglo-Jewry, emancipation, equality, identity, minority, Lionel de Rothschild, Anti-Semitism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2009 Print ISBN-13: 9780199562343
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199562343.001.0001

Authors

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Michael Clark, author

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