When Scotland Was Jewish: DNA Evidence, Archeology, Analysis of Migrations, and Public and Family Records Show Twelfth Century Semitic Roots

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" The popular image of Scotland is dominated by widely recognized elements of Celtic culture. But a significant non-Celtic influence on Scotland's history has been largely ignored for centuries? This book argues that much of Scotland's history and culture from 1100 forward is Jewish. The authors provide evidence that many of the national heroes, villains, rulers, nobles, traders, merchants, bishops, guild members, burgesses, and ministers of Scotland were of Jewish descent, their ancestors originating in France and Spain. Much of the traditional ...

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Overview

" The popular image of Scotland is dominated by widely recognized elements of Celtic culture. But a significant non-Celtic influence on Scotland's history has been largely ignored for centuries? This book argues that much of Scotland's history and culture from 1100 forward is Jewish. The authors provide evidence that many of the national heroes, villains, rulers, nobles, traders, merchants, bishops, guild members, burgesses, and ministers of Scotland were of Jewish descent, their ancestors originating in France and Spain. Much of the traditional historical account of Scotland, it is proposed, rests on fundamental interpretive errors, perpetuated in order to affirm Scotland's identity as a Celtic, Christian society. A more accurate and profound understanding of Scottish history has thus been buried. The authors' wide-ranging research includes examination of census records, archaeological artifacts, castle carvings, cemetery inscriptions, religious seals, coinage, burgess and guild member rolls, noble genealogies, family crests, portraiture, and geographic place names.

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"'brazen'...blatantly contradicts established notions of Scottish history; and that is precisely the intent...deliberate, serious...extensive bibliography"
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780786477098
  • Publisher: McFarland & Company, Incorporated Publishers
  • Publication date: 3/1/2013
  • Edition description: Reprint
  • Pages: 272
  • Sales rank: 369,078
  • Product dimensions: 6.50 (w) x 9.80 (h) x 0.80 (d)

Meet the Author

Elizabeth Caldwell Hirschman is a professor of marketing at Rutgers University in New Brunswick, New Jersey and a professor at the University of Virginia-Wise. She has written widely on genealogy and ethnic identity. Donald N. Yates is an American genealogist, cultural historian and DNA investigator. He lives in Phoenix. For more information visit his official site at www.donaldyates.com .

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Table of Contents


Preface     1
The Origins of Scotland     3
DNA and Population Studies: "But Why Do You Think They Were Jewish?"     24
Genealogies of the First Wave of Jewish Families, 1100-1350 C.E.     44
Genealogies of the Second Wave of Jewish Families, 1350-1700 C.E.     71
The Early Jews of France, 700-1200 C.E.     79
When Did Jews Arrive in Scotland?     88
To Scotland's Stirling, Ayr, and Glasgow     97
The Knights Templar, Freemasons and Cabala in Scotland     131
The Judaic Colony at Aberdeen     152
The Religions of Scotland: Did Presbyterianism Have Crypto-Jewish Origins?     192
Jews in the National Consciousness of Scotland: Scott's Ivanhoe     205
Raw Scores for Participants in Melungeon DNA Surname Project     215
Naming and Jewish Priest-Kings     218
Early Jewish Names in France and England     220
Davidic Jewish Genealogies     229
Border Reiver DNA     232
Chapter Notes     233
Bibliography     247
Index     253
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