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Albion and Jerusalem

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Michael Clark explores the dilemmas of identity and inter-faith relations that confronted Jews in late Victorian Britain, followin... Lire la suite
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Michael Clark explores the dilemmas of identity and inter-faith relations that confronted Jews in late Victorian Britain, following their successful campaign for equal rights. This was a crucial period in which the Anglo-Jewish community shaped the basis of its modern existence, whilst the British state explored the limits of its toleration.

a painstaking forensic examination of a hitherto relatively neglected period in Anglo-Jewish history

Auteur
Michael Clark was educated at the Universities of Exeter and Sheffield before receiving his D.Phil. from the University of Oxford in 2006. He has worked for HM Treasury since 2005.

Résumé
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. Jewish life entered a new phase: the post-emancipation era. But what did this mean for the Jewish community and their interactions with wider society? And how did Britain's state and society react to its newest citizens? Emancipation was ambiguous. Acceptance carried expectations, as well as opportunities. Integrating into British society required changes to traditional Jewish identity, just as it also widened conceptions of Britishness. Many Jews willingly embraced their environment and fashioned a unique Jewish existence: mixing in all levels of society; experiencing economic success; and organising and translating its faith along Anglican grounds. However, unlike many other European Jews, Anglo-Jews stayed loyal to their faith. Conversion and outmarriage remained rare, and connections were maintained with foreign kin. The community was even willing at times to place its Jewish and English identity in conflict, as happened during the 1876-8 Eastern Crisis - which provoked the first episode of modern antisemitism in Britain. The nature of Jewish existence in Britain was unclear and developing in the post-emancipation era. Focusing upon inter-linked case studies of Anglo-Jewry's political activity, internal government, and religious development, Michael Clark explores the dilemmas of identity and inter-faith relations that confronted the minority in late nineteenth-century Britain. This was a crucial period in which the Anglo-Jewish community shaped the basis of its modern existence, whilst the British state explored the limits of its toleration.

Contenu

Introduction: Emancipation and the Modern Jewish Identity; 1. Establishment and Emancipation: The Formation of Anglo-Jewish Identity, 1656-1858; 2. Position and Politics: The First Jewish MPs; 3. Representation, Coordination and Civilisation: The Board of Deputies of British Jews and Communal Government; 4. Faith and Form: Anglo-Jewish Religion; 5. Immigrants and Exhibitions: Expanding the Boundaries of British Jewry; Conclusion: Post-Emancipation Anglo-Jewry; Appendices; Glossary; Bibliography

Détails sur le produit

Titre: Albion and Jerusalem
Sous-titre: The Anglo-Jewish Community in the Post-Emancipation Era 1858-1887
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Code EAN: 9780199562343
ISBN: 978-0-19-956234-3
Format: Livre Relié
Editeur: Oxford University Press
Genre: Sciences politiques
nombre de pages: 320
Poids: 520g
Taille: H223mm x B145mm x T23mm
Année: 2009