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The People of the Book : Philosemitism in England, From Cromwell to Churchill

Author: Gertrude Himmelfarb
Publisher: New York : Encounter Books, 2011.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The history of Judaism has for too long been dominated by the theme of antisemitism, reducing Judaism to the recurrent saga of persecution and the struggle for survival. The history of philosemitism provides a corrective to that abysmal view, a reminder of the venerable religion and people that have been an inspiration for non-Jews as well as Jews. There is a poetic justice - or historic justice - in the fact that  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Himmelfarb, Gertrude.
People of the Book.
New York : Encounter Books, 2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Gertrude Himmelfarb
ISBN: 9781594035715 1594035717
OCLC Number: 767502304
Description: 1 online resource (188 pages)
Contents: Title Page; Dedication; Prologue; I. --
In the Beginning: The Readmission of the Jews; II. --
The Case for Toleration; III. --
The Case for Political Equality; IV. --
Fictional Heroes and Heroines; Ivanhoe; Tancred; Daniel Deronda; V. --
From Evangelicalism to Zionism; Jewish Zionism and English Philo-Zionism; Churchill: Philo-Zionist and Philosemite; Epilogue; Notes; Index; Copyright Page.
Responsibility: Gertrude Himmelfarb.

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The history of Judaism has for too long been dominated by the theme of anti-Semitism, reducing Judaism to the recurrent saga of persecution and the struggle for survival. This book reaffirms Jews in  Read more...

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