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Jewish Historical Society of England
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A learned society founded in 1893. Inspired by similar efforts in other countries, it set itself the task of documenting and studying Anglo-Jewish history. The Jewish Historical Society of England (JHSE) is the oldest extant Jewish society of this kind in Europe. Until late in the 20th century, it was the only institution in Great Britain that dedicated itself to the study of Anglo-Jewish history. Largely conducted by amateur historians, its research studies are now partly viewed as traditionalistic, apologetic, and antiquated.

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Endelman, Todd M., “Jewish Historical Society of England”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 30 September 2020 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0354>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20200106



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