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Introduction

Yair Mintzker

in The Many Deaths of Jew Süss: The Notorious Trial and Execution of an Eighteenth-Century Court Jew

Published in print:
2017
Published Online:
May 2018
ISBN:
9780691172323
eISBN:
9781400887804
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
DOI:
10.23943/princeton/9780691172323.003.0001
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This introductory chapter discusses how the historical figure of Joseph Süss Oppenheimer—also known as Jew Süss—is incredibly elusive, and any understanding of him must begin with the political and ... More


Contradictory Constructions of “Jewish” in Britain’s Political and Legal Systems

David J. Graham

in The Social Scientific Study of Jewry: Sources, Approaches, Debates

Published in print:
2014
Published Online:
March 2015
ISBN:
9780199363490
eISBN:
9780190254650
Item type:
chapter
Publisher:
Oxford University Press
DOI:
10.1093/acprof:osobl/9780199363490.003.0013
Subject:
History, History of Religion

This chapter examines the contradictory definition of “Jewish” in the legal and political systems in Great Britain. It explains the ethnicity-based definition of Jewish in the legal system and the ... More


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