Katz, David S.

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KATZ, DAVID S. (1953– ), Israeli historian of British Jewry. Educated at Columbia University and at Oxford, Katz became professor of English history at the University of Tel Aviv. He is considered one of the foremost authorities on the Anglo-Jewish community in the early modern period. His work The Jews in the History of England, 14851850 (1994) is regarded as one of the most sophisticated treatments of a period previously examined by relatively few academic historians. He also wrote Philo-Semitism and the Readmission of the Jews to England, 16031655 (1982) and is the author or editor of many other works.

[William D. Rubinstein (2nd ed.)]