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Cecil Roth

Cecil Roth (5 March 1899 – 21 June 1970),[1] was a British Jewish historian.

He was educated at Merton College, Oxford (Ph.D., 1924)[1] and later returned to Oxford as Reader in Post-Biblical Jewish Studies from 1939 to 1964.[2] Thereafter he was visiting professor at Bar-Ilan University, Israel (1964–1965), and at the City University of New York (1966–1969).

Roth was elected a Fellow of the Royal Historical Society in 1925 and a Fellow of the Royal Society of Literature in 1941.[1] He died, aged 71, on 21 June 1970 in Jerusalem.[2]


He was editor in chief of Encyclopaedia Judaica from 1965 until his death.[2][3]

His works number over 600 items, including:

  • Roth, Cecil (1974) [1932]. A History of the Marranos (5th ed.). New York, USA: Sepher-Hermon Press.  
  • Life of Menasseh Ben Israel (Philadelphia, 1934)
  • Roth Haggadah (1934)
  • Magna Bibliotheca Anglo-Judaica: a Bibliographical Guide to Anglo-Jewish History (London, 1937)
  • The Spanish Inquisition (Robert Hale Limited 1937)
  • Anglo-Jewish Letters, 1158-1917 (London, 1938)
  • History of the Great Synagogue (of London), available online,[4] as part of the at the Susser Archive of JCR-UK
  • The Jewish Contribution to Civilization (New York 1941)
  • History of the Jews in England (Oxford, 1941)[5]
  • History of the Jews in Italy (Philadelphia, 1946)
  • The Rise of Provincial Jewry (Oxford, 1950), available online,[6] as part of the Susser Archive of JCR-UK
  • History of the Jews (initially published as A Bird's-Eye View of Jewish History) (1954)
  • The Jews in the Renaissance (Philadelphia, 1959)
  • Jewish Art (1961)
  • The Dead Sea Scrolls (1965)


  1. ^ a b c "ROTH, Cecil". Who Was Who. A & C Black, an imprint of Bloomsbury Publishing plc, 1920–2008; online edn, Oxford University Press, Dec 2007. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  2. ^ a b c "Dr Cecil Roth". The Times. 22 June 1970. p. 12. Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  3. ^ Lipman, Vivian David. "Roth, Cecil." Encyclopaedia Judaica. Ed. Michael Berenbaum and Fred Skolnik. 2nd ed. Vol. 17. Detroit: Macmillan Reference USA, 2007. 479-480. Gale Virtual Reference Library. Web. 15 Oct. 2014.
  4. ^ "History of the Great Synagogue". JCR-UK. Retrieved 26 September 2009. 
  5. ^ Roth, Cecil. "A History Of The Jews In England". Retrieved 11 June 2013. 
  6. ^ "The Rise of Provincial Jewry". JCR-UK. Retrieved 26 September 2009. 

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