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Modern British Jewry

Geoffrey Alderman


This is a comprehensive history of the Jews of Britain over the last century and a half. The author examines the social structure and economic base of Jewish communities in Victorian England and traces the struggle for emancipation. He analyses the effects of the large-scale immigration of the early twentieth century and charts the development of the Zionist movement in Britain. The author takes his account up to the present day, exploring the concerns and self-image of contemporary Jewish communities in Britain and their place in an increasingly pluralist society. Based on both primary and se ... More

Keywords: Jews, Jewish communities, Victorian England, emancipation, immigration, Zionist movement, self-image, pluralist society

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 1998 Print ISBN-13: 9780198207597
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: October 2011 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780198207597.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Geoffrey Alderman, author
Middlesex University