Disraeli's Jewishness.

London: Vallentine Mitchell, 2002. Hardbound. Octavo in dust jacket, xiv, 265 pp., b/w illustrations, notes, index. Very Good. Item #55230
ISBN: 0853033668

Introduction by the editors. "The subject of Disraeli's jewishness was one that obsessed contemporaries but was subsequently downplayed by historians and others until very recently. The essays in this volume provide a new perspective, stressing the importance of Disraeli's Jewishness in the construction of his personality, ideology and politics as well as in responses to him. This collection is an important addition not only to the understanding of Disraeli but also to the workings of race relations in Liberal Victorian Britain." ISBS website. Articles are "Benjamin Disraeli and the Myth of Sephardi Superiority," Endelman, "'Mene, Mene, Tekel, Upharsin': Jewish Perspectives in Disraeli's Fiction," Daniel R. Schwarz, "Manly Jews: Disraeli, Jewishness and Gender," Nadia Valman, "'Ben JuJu': Representations of Disraeli's Jewishness in the Victorian Political Cartoon," Anthony S. Wohl, "Disraeli, the Rothschilds and Antisemitism," R.W. Davis, "'Jew Feelings' and Realpolitik: Disraeli and the Making of Foreign and Imperial Policy," Edgar Feuchtwanger, "One of Us? Contesting Disraeli's Jewishness and Englishness in the Twentieth Century," Tony Kushner.

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