By Michael Clark

ISBN-10: 0199562342

ISBN-13: 9780199562343

Lionel de Rothschild's hard-fought access into Parliament in 1858 marked the emancipation of Jews in Britain--the symbolic end of Jews' crusade for equivalent rights and their inclusion as voters after centuries of discrimination. Jewish existence entered a brand new section: the post-emancipation period. yet what did this suggest for the Jewish group and their interactions with wider society? and the way did Britain's country and society react to its latest citizens?

Emancipation used to be ambiguous. popularity carried expectancies, in addition to possibilities. Integrating into British society required alterations to standard Jewish identification, simply because it additionally widened conceptions of Britishness. Many Jews willingly embraced their surroundings and formed a special Jewish lifestyles: blending in all degrees of society; experiencing monetary luck; and setting up and translating its religion alongside Anglican grounds. besides the fact that, not like many different ecu Jews, Anglo-Jews stayed dependable to their religion. Conversion and outmarriage remained infrequent, and connections have been maintained with international family. The group used to be even prepared every now and then to put its Jewish and English identification in clash, as occurred through the 1876-8 japanese Crisis--which provoked the 1st episode of recent antisemitism in Britain.

the character of Jewish life in Britain used to be doubtful and constructing within the post-emancipation period. Focusing upon inter-linked case reviews of Anglo-Jewry's political task, inner govt, and spiritual improvement, Michael Clark explores the dilemmas of identification and inter-faith kin that faced the minority in overdue nineteenth-century Britain. This used to be a very important interval during which the Anglo-Jewish neighborhood formed the foundation of its glossy lifestyles, while the British kingdom explored the bounds of its toleration.

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