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The Jews of Britain, 1656 to 2000$
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Todd Endelman

Print publication date: 2002

Print ISBN-13: 9780520227194

Published to California Scholarship Online: March 2012

DOI: 10.1525/california/9780520227194.001.0001

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(p.1) Introduction
The Jews of Britain, 1656 to 2000

Todd M. Endelman

University of California Press

This introductory chapter explains the coverage of this book, which is about the history of Jews in Great Britain during the period from 1656 to 2000. This book deals with the resettlement of the Jews in England from 1656 to 1700 and describes their rise from poverty to prosperity during the period from 1800 to 1870. It examines the conflict between native and foreign Jews and the fracturing of the Anglo-Jewry. It suggests that for historians of the Jewish people, Britain's importance in the nineteenth and twentieth centuries is linked to its role as an imperial power rather than to its treatment of its Jewish citizens or impact on their cultural and intellectual life.

Keywords:   Jews, Great Britain, resettlement, poverty, prosperity, Anglo-Jewry, England, imperial power, cultural life, intellectual life

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