Document Type

Book Chapter

Date of this Version

1998

Publication Source

The Jewish Past Revisited: Reflections on Modern Jewish Historians

Start Page

128

Last Page

142

Abstract

I have a confession to make. I have long been a fan of Cecil Roth (1899-1970) and his histories of Italian Jewry. My copy of Roth's The Jews in the Renaissance, published in 1959, was one of the first books in Jewish history I acquired as a youth, years before I became interested in the profession of history. This relatively worn copy still adorns my shelf and dates quite accurately my fascination with this engaging popularizer of the Jewish historical experience from my high school years.

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© 1998 Yale University Press, reproduced with permission.

 

Date Posted: 25 August 2017