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The Resource Disraeli ; : the novel politician., David Cesarani

Disraeli ; : the novel politician., David Cesarani

Label
Disraeli ; : the novel politician.
Title
Disraeli ;
Title remainder
the novel politician.
Statement of responsibility
David Cesarani
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Lauded as a "great Jew," excoriated by antisemites, and one of Britain's most renowned prime ministers, Benjamin Disraeli has been widely celebrated for his role in Jewish history. But is the perception of him as a Jewish hero accurate? In what ways did he contribute to Jewish causes? In this groundbreaking, lucid investigation of Disraeli's life and accomplishments, David Cesarani draws a new portrait of one of Europe's leading nineteenth-century statesmen, a complicated, driven, opportunistic man. While acknowledging that Disraeli never denied his Jewish lineage, boasted of Jewish achievements, and argued for Jewish civil rights while serving as MP, Cesarani challenges the assumption that Disraeli truly cared about Jewish issues. Instead, his driving personal ambition required him to confront his Jewishness at the same time as he acted opportunistically. By creating a myth of aristocratic Jewish origins for himself, and by arguing that Jews were a superior race, Disraeli boosted his own career but also contributed to the consolidation of some of the most fundamental stereotypes of modern antisemitism
Member of
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cesarani, David
Dewey number
940.2
Index
no index present
LC call number
D250
Literary form
non fiction
Series statement
Jewish Lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Disraeli, Benjamin
  • Prime ministers
  • Great Britain
Label
Disraeli ; : the novel politician., David Cesarani
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930798142
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780300137514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)930798142
Label
Disraeli ; : the novel politician., David Cesarani
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn930798142
Dimensions
22 cm.
Extent
288 pages
Isbn
9780300137514
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)930798142

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