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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
Title variation
Novel politician
Creator
Author
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
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
ERASA
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Cesarani, David
Dewey number
  • 941.08
  • B
  • 940.2
Illustrations
portraits
Index
index present
LC call number
  • DA564.B3
  • D250
LC item number
C47 2016
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Jewish lives
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Disraeli, Benjamin
  • Prime ministers
  • Jewish politicians
  • Jews
  • Great Britain
  • Disraeli, Benjamin
  • Jewish politicians
  • Jews
  • Politics and government
  • Prime ministers
  • Great Britain
Label
Disraeli : the novel politician, David Cesarani
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. Becoming Disraeli, 1804-1837 -- Part Two. Being Dizzy, 1837-1859 -- Part Three. The Old Jew, 1859-1881 -- Conclusion: The Last Court Jew
Control code
930798142
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 292 pages
Isbn
9780300137514
Lccn
2015953578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)930798142
Label
Disraeli : the novel politician, David Cesarani
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Part One. Becoming Disraeli, 1804-1837 -- Part Two. Being Dizzy, 1837-1859 -- Part Three. The Old Jew, 1859-1881 -- Conclusion: The Last Court Jew
Control code
930798142
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
viii, 292 pages
Isbn
9780300137514
Lccn
2015953578
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
portrait
System control number
(OCoLC)930798142

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