Roth, Cecil

(1899–1970)
   Jewish historian of Great Britain. As an historian, Oxford-educated Dr Roth combined precise scholarship with a lively lucid style and a remarkably wide cultural range. His special fields were the history of the English and Italian communities and Jewish art, including illuminated manuscripts; and he published a number of works on these subjects. He was reader in Jewish Studies at Oxford, had a visiting professorship at Bar-Ilan University in Israel and lectured at Queens College, City University in New York. He settled in Jerusalem in 1964 and from 1966 was editor in chief of the monumental sixteen-volume Encyclopaedia Judaica that appeared just after his death. His Dead Sea Scrolls (1965), a controversial contribution to the extensive literature on the subject, argued that the Qumran sect should be identified with the Zealots and not the Essenes. Roth’s best-known works are the Short History of the Jewish People (1936), The Jewish Contribution to Jewish Civilization (1938), and Jewish Art (1961).

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  • ROTH, CECIL — (Bezalel; 1899–1970), Jewish historian; editor in chief of the first edition of the Encyclopaedia Judaica. Roth, who was born in London, the son of a manufacturer of building supplies, saw active service in the British infantry in 1918 before… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Roth, Cecil — (1899 1970)    English historian. He was born in London. He was a reader in Jewish studies at Oxford from 1939 to 1964, when he settled in Jerusalem and became visiting professor at Bar Ilan University. His publications include histories of the… …   Dictionary of Jewish Biography

  • Cecil Roth — (* 5. März 1899 in London; † 21. Juni 1970 in Jerusalem) war ein renommierter anglo jüdischer Historiker und anerkannter Kunstkenner. Er wurde 1924 in Oxford promoviert und war von 1939 1964 Professor der Wissenschaft des Judentums an der… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cecil — ist der Familienname folgender Personen: David Cecil (1905–1981), britischer Hochschullehrer und Schriftsteller David Cecil, 6. Marquess of Exeter (1905–1981), britischer Leichtathlet und Sportfunktionär Hugh Cecil, 1. Baron Quickswood… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Roth (Familienname) — Roth ist ein deutscher Familienname. Herkunft und Bedeutung Roth kann ein Übername sein, der für die Eigenschaft der Farbe Rot steht, häufig ein Synonym für rothaarig. Es ist auch ein verbreiteter jüdischer Familienname, der ersatzweise für die… …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cecil Roth — (Londres, 1899   1970) est un historien britannique. Il étudie à Oxford et y soutient sa thèse en 1924. Il y est chargé de cours entre 1939 et 1964. Il devient ensuite professeur invité à l université Bar Ilan en Israël (1964 1965) et à …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Roth — Saltar a navegación, búsqueda Contenido 1 Lugares 2 Personas 2.1 A 2.2 C 2.3 D …   Wikipedia Español

  • ROTH, LEON — (Ḥayyim Judah; 1896–1963), philosopher; brother of cecil roth . Roth – a pupil of samuel alexander – devoted his early studies and publications to the rationalist tradition in European thought, especially in the 17th century. He held a… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • Cecil Ashby — Cecil Thomas Ashby (* 1897 oder 1898; † 10. Juni 1929 in Douglas, Isle of Man) war ein britischer Motorradrennfahrer. In seiner Karriere gewann er unter anderem zweimal die Motorrad Europameisterschaft. Inhaltsverzeichnis 1 Karriere 1.1 Tödlicher …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Cecil Roth — Cecil Roth, (London, 1899–1970) was a British Jewish historian and educator. He was educated at Merton College, Oxford (Ph.D., 1924) and returned to Oxford as reader in Jewish Studies from 1939 to 1964. Thereafter he was visiting professor at Bar …   Wikipedia

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