The Sephardim of England: A History of the Spanish and Portuguese Jewish Community 1492-1951

1st Edition

Albert M. Hyamson

Routledge
April 27, 2020 Forthcoming
Reference - 510 Pages
ISBN 9780367461768 - CAT# K463309
Series: Routledge Library Editions: Jewish History and Identity

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Summary

Originally published in 1951, this book explores the development in England of the Sephardi branch of the Jewish community, the co-heirs, with their kinsmen in Holland, in Italy, in North America and in the Middle East, of the Golden Age of Jewish history in Spain. Based on archival history from within the community, it was the first full-length history of the Sephardi community in England and describes how this little Jewish community, the first in England since the Middle Ages, grew, prospered and contributed the wealth and influence of London, and eventually producing in Disraeli one of England’s greatest Prime Ministers.

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