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jacobs, joseph

Australian-bornAustralian-born English folklore scholar, one of the most popular 19th-century adapters of children's fairy tales. He was also a historian of pre-expulsion English Jewry (The Jews of Angevin England, 1893), a historian of Jewish culture (Studies in Jewish Statistics, 1891), and a literary scholar.

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