Author : Isaac Disraeli
Publisher :
Release : 1833
Pages :
ISBN : OXFORD:600041912
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Author : Isaac Disraeli
Publisher :
Release : 1823
Pages :
ISBN : HARVARD:32044090309360
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Category : English literature

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Author : David Cesarani
Publisher : Yale University Press
Release : 2016-04-26
Pages : 304
ISBN : 9780300221893
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Category : Biography & Autobiography

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DESCRIPTION : 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.

Author : Bernard Glassman
Publisher : University Press of America
Release : 2003
Pages : 262
ISBN : 0761825401
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Biography & Autobiography

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DESCRIPTION : Benjamin Disraeli utilizes previously ignored or little known sources to provide new insights into how one of the most famous Jewish converts was viewed by the Jewish community he ignored and by the larger Christian world that would not accept him. This book shows how a myth can take on a life of its own in the collective memory of the Jewish people, as well as in the thought processes of a variety of anti-Semitic groups. Its fresh approach to the life and lore of a colorful Victorian figure also raises the issue of ethnic identity and minority acceptance in our pluralistic society.

Author : Benjamin Disraeli
Publisher : London : H. Colburn
Release : 1844
Pages : 442
ISBN : BSB:BSB10747132
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DESCRIPTION : Against a background of the progress of the 1832 reform bill through parliament, Disraeli tells the story of the early life of Harry Coningsby. Born into a privileged background Coningsby goes against the wishes of his grandfather in both his political views and his choice of wife.

Author : Charles Richmond
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1998
Pages : 212
ISBN : 0521497299
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Category : Biography & Autobiography

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DESCRIPTION : The first book to show how Disraeli fashioned his personality during his formative years.

Author : Paul Smith
Publisher : Cambridge University Press
Release : 1996-09-12
Pages : 246
ISBN : 0521381509
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Category : Biography & Autobiography

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DESCRIPTION : Jew and Anglican, outsider and insider, nationalist and European, Romantic and Tory; Paul Smith shows how this unique fuse formed Disraeli's success.

Author : Robert P. O'Kell
Publisher : University of Toronto Press
Release : 2014-01-23
Pages : 624
ISBN : 9781442661042
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : History

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DESCRIPTION : When we think of Benjamin Disraeli (1804–81), one of two images inevitably first springs to mind: either Disraeli the two-time prime minister of Britain, or Disraeli the author of major novels such as Coningsby, Sybil, and Endymion. But were these two sides of his persona entirely separate? After all, the recurring fantasy structures in Disraeli’s fictions bear a striking similarity to the imaginative ways in which he shaped his political career. Disraeli: The Romance of Politics provides a remarkable biographical portrait of Disraeli as both a statesman and a storyteller. Drawing extensively on Disraeli’s published letters and speeches, as well as on archival sources in the United Kingdom, Robert O’Kell illuminates the intimate, symbiotic relationship between his fiction and his politics. His investigation shines new light on all of Disraeli’s novels, his two governments, his imperialism, and his handling of the Irish Church Disestablishment Crisis of 1868 and the Eastern Question in the 1870s.

Author : Adam Kirsch
Publisher : Schocken
Release : 2008-09-02
Pages : 288
ISBN : 9780805242614
Available Language : English, Spanish, And French
Category : Biography & Autobiography

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DESCRIPTION : Part of the Jewish Encounter series A dandy, a best-selling novelist, and a man of political and sexual intrigue, Benjamin Disraeli was one of the most captivating figures of the nineteenth century. His flirtation with proto-Zionism, his ideas about power and empire, and his fantasies about the Middle East remain prophetically relevant today. How a man who was born a Jew--and who remained in the eyes of his countrymen a member of a despised minority--managed to become prime minister of England seems even today nothing short of miraculous. In this compelling biography, renowned poet and critic Adam Kirsch looks at Disraeli as a novelist as well as a statesman, recognizing that the outsider Jew who became one of the world's most powerful men was his own greatest character. Though baptized by his father at the age of twelve, Disraeli was seen--and saw himself--as a Jew. But her created an idea of Jewishness to rival the British notion of aristocracy. Disraeli was a figure of fascinating contradictions: an archconservative who benefited from England's liberal attitudes, a baptized Christian who saw Jewishness as a matter of racial superiority, a perennial outsider who dreamed of glory for England, which, in the words of one contemporary, became for Disraeli "the Israel of his imagination." From the Hardcover edition.

Author : Benjamin Disraeli
Publisher :
Release : 1845
Pages : 438
ISBN : NYPL:33433074937461
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