author={Jonathan P. Parry},
  journal={The Historical Journal},
  pages={699 - 728}
  • J. Parry
  • Published 1 September 2000
  • History
  • The Historical Journal
This article questions the dominant historiographical approaches to understanding the career of Benjamin Disraeli, which view him either as more opportunistic than most of his political contemporaries or as more ‘continental’ in his outlook. It emphasizes his determination to understand English history and values, and argues that a desire to defend and realize his conception of England gave his career coherence. He saw himself as a foe of dangerous cosmopolitan ideas that were damaging the… 
Disraeli’s Novels: Religion and Identity
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A History of Humanitarian Intervention
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Right-wing refugees and British politics, 1830-1871
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Character, ‘Ordered Liberty’, and the Mission to Civilise: British Moral Justification of Empire, 1870–1914
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