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When Scotland Was Jewish: DNA Evidence, Archeology, Analysis of Migrations, and Public and Family Records Show Twelfth Century Semitic Roots

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The popular image of Scotland is dominated by widely recognized elements of Celtic culture. But could it be that a significant non-Celtic influence on Scotland's history has been largely ignored or unknown for centuries? This book argues just such a case, maintaining that much of Scotland's history and culture from 1100 forward is Jewish. The authors provide evidence that ...more
Hardcover, 258 pages
Published August 1st 2007 by McFarland & Company (first published July 3rd 2007)
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Yael
Dec 03, 2008 Yael rated it it was amazing
Most of us, Scots included, think of Scotland as a Celtic nation, dominated by widely recognized elements of Celtic culture. But a significant non-Celtic influence on Scotland's culture and history from 1100 AD on has been ignored for centuries -- and that influence is Jewish.

The authors of When Scotland Was Jewish provide evidence that many of Scotland's national heroes, villains, rulers, nobles, traders, merchants, bishops, guild members, burgesses, and ministers of Scotland were and are of Je
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Riobhcah
Jun 23, 2012 Riobhcah rated it it was amazing
Being a Scottish and French person myself, I am finding this book quite interesting. The author's research seems to be very well done and quite sound. There has been a tradition that some Scottish clans have Jewish ancestry and in this book the author seems to back that up with pretty good research. It is also mentioned that many Jewish persons crossed the English channel with William the Conqueror in 1066 and that many Jews in Scotland came from Jewish parts of France. This has always been our ...more
Jan
Jan 18, 2014 Jan rated it liked it
3 stars, but will dig deeper. Authors offer very convincing evidence to support this assertion & I don't doubt it at all. How many know the actual beliefs & practices of their long-dead ancestors going back 5+ generations? What mundane issue I had with the writing, right off the bat, was the unforgivable misspelling of Scotland's most recognizable icon (next to a plaid kilt.) Whisky is Scotland. Whiskey is Ireland & beyond. Was it the author or the proofreader?
John
Aug 16, 2012 John marked it as to-read  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: scotland, genealogy
I haven't read this book but here are some negative reviews of it:
http://genforum.genealogy.com/melunge...
http://freepages.history.rootsweb.anc...
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Sep 16, 2016 Brad Scott rated it really liked it
This book blew my mind. There are several things about the arguments made herein that are compelling. More work needs to be done to verify claims. Good book though.
Stephanie
A bit technical, but nevertheless, a good "browse". Will have to review it again later. [YU: DS135 .E35 H57 2007]
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