Commerce, Concern, and Christianity: Britain and Middle-Eastern Jewry in the Mid-Nineteenth Century

  • Reeva Spector Simon


As the British Empire extended to the Middle East in the aftermath of the Napoleonic Wars, imperial interests created an unlikely synergy between Britain and those Jews residing in the Ottoman Empire. In contrast to domestic policy, which was largely determined by a reluctance to incorporate Jews into the body politic at home, in their Middle-Eastern policy, the British advocated citizenship, liberty, and freedom for the Jews who were under Muslim rule.


Middle East British Policy Muslim Rule Jewish Social Study Blood Libel 
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