Thursday, February 25 at 7:00pmVirtual Event
Philip and Muriel Berman Center for Jewish Studies
Empire, Bible, and Cartography:
The Ten Lost Tribes and the History of Trade in Asia
Zvi Ben-Dor Benite
New York University
This talk is concerned with early Modern British perceptions of Jewish economic activity in colonial Asia. Ben-Dor Benite will present and discuss the writings of the Royal Surveyor of Bengal, Major James Rennell (1742-1830) and his geographical investigation of the myth of the Lost Tribes.