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Abigail Green

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Abigail Green is a fellow of Brasenose College Oxford where she teaches Modern History. Her biography of Moses Montefiore re-instates him as a figure who reflects the complexities intrinsic to nineteenth century society.

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2010

Sunday, 28 February 2010

Abigail Green's biography of Sir Moses Montefiore has been hailed by Niall Ferguson as a “masterpiece”. In this talk, she showed how Montefiore’s life illuminates the burning issues of our time: the origins of Zionism and the rise of a global Jewish consciousness, the faltering birth of international human rights, and the making of the modern Middle East.

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Jonathan Safran Foer discussing his novel Here I Am with Hephzibah Anderson at an out-of-festival event.