British Romanticism and the Jews

History, Culture, Literature

  • Editors
  • Sheila A. Spector

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XII
  2. Introduction

    1. Sheila A. Spector
      Pages 1-16
  3. Cultural Contexts

  4. British Romantics and the Haskalah

  5. Jewish Writers and British Romanticism

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 265-294

About this book


British Romanticism and the Jews explores the mutual influences exerted by the British-Christian and British-Jewish communities on each other during the period between the Enlightenment and Victorianism. The essays in the volume demonstrate how the texts produced by the Jewish Enlightenment provided a significant resource for romantic intellectual revisionism, in much the same way that British romanticism provided the cultural basis through which the British-Jewish community was able to negotiate between the competing obligations to ethnicity and nationalism.

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