Benjamin Disraeli: The Fabricated Jew in Myth and Memory

Benjamin Disraeli: The Fabricated Jew in Myth and Memory

by Bernard Glassman
     
 

ISBN-10: 0761824723

ISBN-13: 9780761824725

Pub. Date: 12/17/2002

Publisher: UPA

The "Jewishness" of British statesman Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) has been constructed in different ways by his contemporaries, Disraeli himself, and later observers in order to serve a variety of different agendas. The author looks at newspapers, biographies, and other media as a window into the construction of the mythology of Disraeli by British Jews,

Overview

The "Jewishness" of British statesman Benjamin Disraeli (1804-1881) has been constructed in different ways by his contemporaries, Disraeli himself, and later observers in order to serve a variety of different agendas. The author looks at newspapers, biographies, and other media as a window into the construction of the mythology of Disraeli by British Jews, anti-Semitic bigots, and others. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780761824725
Publisher:
UPA
Publication date:
12/17/2002
Series:
Studies in Judaism Series
Pages:
262
Product dimensions:
5.54(w) x 8.82(h) x 0.98(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Preface Chapter 2 Nineteenth Century Backgrounds: Victorian Religion; Victorian "Others"; Race in Victorian England Chapter 3 The Jewish Community in the Age of Disraeli: The Origins and Development of the Jewish Community; Jewish Otherness and Englishness; The Missionary Challenge; Jewish Disabilities; Jews and Politics; Jewish Responses to Anti-Semitism Chapter 4 "Youth is a Blunder: Manhood is a Struggle: Old Age is a Regret:" Youth is a Blunder: Baptism; Disraeli's Jewishness; Romantic Notions of a Restored Zion; Manhood is a Struggle: Disraeli and the Jewish Community; Disraeli's Racial Judaism; Disraeli' Chapter 5 Life After Death: Eulogies and Memorials; Bringing Disraeli into the Jewish Fold; The Disraeli Centenary; The Beaconsfield Jubilee and other Milestones; Disraeli as a Role Model in Juvenile Literature and Popular History; Disraeli in Fiction and the Chapter 6 The Use and Abuse of Disraeli's Legacy: "All is Race"; Disraeli: The Proto-Zionist; The New Anti-Semitism; The Protocols of the Elders of Zion; The 1930s: Disraeli and the Rise of the Nazi Party; Disraeli: Ethnic Cheerleading and Anti-Defamati Chapter 7 Conclusions Chapter 8 Bibliography Chapter 9 Chronology of Benjamin Disraeli Chapter 10 Index Chapter 11 About the Author

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