TRIALS OF THE DIASPORA: A HISTORY OF ANTI-SEMITISM IN ENGLAND ANTHONY JULIUS 2015 (1.01.36)
In a book that Harold Bloom, in The New York Times Book Review, called a "strong, somber book on an appalling subject," Anthony Julius offers a wide-ranging and insightful history of anti-Semitism in England, the first such study of its kind. Julius focuses on four distinct versions of English anti-Semitism. He first describes the anti-Semitism of medieval England, a radical prejudice of defamation, expropriation, and murder, which culminated in 1290, the year Edward I expelled the Jews from England. The second strand is literary anti-Semitism, from the anonymous medieval ballad "Sir Hugh, or the Jew's Daughter," through Chaucer's "The Prioress's Tale" and Shakespeare's Merchant of Venice, to T. S. Eliot and beyond. The third is modern anti-Semitism, the commonplace anti-Semitism of insult and exclusion, running from the mid-17th century through to the late 20th century. The final chapters then deal with contemporary anti-Semitism, emerging in the late 1960s and the 1970s, which treats Zionism and the State of Israel as illegitimate Jewish enterprises.
BENJAMIN DISRAELI: JEWISH-BORN PRIME MINISTER OF ENGLAND Henry Abramson 2014 (52.43)
A HISTORY OF THE JEWS IN ENGLAND THE BEGINNING OF PERSECUTION AND THE ORGANIZATION OF JEWRY The Rebs 2015 (41.18)
For the first time Crusading enthusiasm—hitherto at a low ebb—spread throughout England among all classes, from highest to lowest. It was inevitable that the feeling against the Jews was accentuated. The heavy exactions of the previous reign, of which they had been to some extent the instruments, were not forgotten, and there was little prospect that the policy of the government would change. Increasing numbers and prosperity were a prolific cause of jealousy. In 1179 Pope Alexander III had felt obliged to exhort the king to protect the monks of St. Augustine's, Canterbury, in their business dealings with the Jews, which must have been of considerable volume.
WHO WAS AARON OF LINCOLN? HENRY ABRAMSON 2014 (511.58)
Reputed to be the wealthiest man in 11th century England--wealthier even than the King--Aaron of Lincoln was a hugely successful moneylender whose achievements included the financing of many cathedrals. His story, while exceptional in terms of scope, is nevertheless instructive of the Jewish experience in the medieval economy as a whole.
JEW'S IN MEDIEVAL ENGLAND MrHistoryhelp 2011 (4.12)
OSWALD MOSLEY The Frost Programme - (15th Nov 1967) 38.11
THE BATTLE OF CABLE STREET SUNDAY 4TH OCTOBER 1936 (9.10)