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Jerusalem Recovered: Victorian Intellectuals and the Birth of Modern Zionism

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This book demonstrates that the Balfour Declaration--the British decision to establish a Jewish homeland in postwar Palestine made on November 2, 1917 — was the culmination of over 60 years of active preoccupation with Jewish culture and history among the British elite. Among these activists were the social reformer Lord Shaftesbury, the statesman Benjamin Disraeli, the novelist George Eliot, the archaeologist Charles Warren, and the romantic adventurer Laurence Oliphant. This study demonstrates how admiration for Judaism among the British elite influenced their actions and even their view of the world.

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The Balfour Declaration of 1917 announced Britain's support of the establishment of a national homeland for the Jewish people in postwar Palestine, and represented the culmination of interest in Jewish culture and history among the British elite. The author illustrates the appeal of Jewish history for some of the most famous and influential individuals in 19th-century British intellectual society, such as statesman Benjamin Disraeli, novelist George Eliot, and romantic adventurer Laurence Oliphant.
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Synopsis:

This book shows that, despite long-held misconceptions, admiration for Judaism and support for a Zionist state greatly influenced the nineteenth-century British elite.

About the Author

MICHAEL POLOWETZKY's first book, A Bond Never Broken (1993), analyzed Napoleon's relations with the French literary community.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780275952136
Author:
Polowetzky, Michael
Publisher:
Praeger
Author:
Palowetzky, Michael
Location:
Westport, Conn. :
Subject:
Great britain
Subject:
History
Subject:
Intellectual life
Subject:
Europe - General
Subject:
Great Britain Intellectual life 19th century.
Subject:
Christian Zionism.
Subject:
Christian Zionism -- Great Britain -- History -- 19th century.
Subject:
Great Britain Intellectual life.
Subject:
Christian Zionism -- Great Britain -- History.
Subject:
World History-European History General
Edition Description:
Includes bibliographical references and index.
Series Volume:
no. 94-6
Publication Date:
19950731
Binding:
Hardcover
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
167
Dimensions:
9.59x6.40x.76 in. 1.10 lbs.

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