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The Maccabaean Lecture 2014

Council Room K2.29 Strand Campus King's College London
03/03/2014 (18:00-19:30)

Hosted by the Department of Theology & Religious Studies 


The Last Anglo-Jewish Gentleman - Redcliffe Nathan Salaman (1874-1955)

by Todd M Endelman (Professor Emeritus of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan)

The communal hegemony of the Anglo-Jewish notability collapsed in the mid-twentieth century.  One of its last representative figures was Redcliffe Nathan Salaman - plant geneticist, country gentleman, social historian of the potato and Zionist.  Salaman witnessed and acutely observed its demise, as well as the larger transformation of British Jewry in the twentieth century.

Todd M. Endelman is Professor Emeritus of History and Judaic Studies at the University of Michigan. A specialist in the history of Anglo-Jewry and modern Jewish social history, he is the author of The Jews of Georgian England, Radical Assimilation in English Jewish History, and The Jews of Britain, 1656-2000.  He recently completed a history of conversion and radical assimilation in modern Jewish history, which Princeton University Press will be publishing in 2014.  He is currently working on a biography of Redcliffe Nathan Salaman.


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