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The changing face of antisemitism : from ancient times to the present day

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The changing face of antisemitism : from ancient times to the present day
Call No: 305.8924 L31c

Call Number305.8924 L31c
Dates2006; ©2006
Statement of ResponsibilityWalter Laqueur.
Creators & ContributorsLaqueur, Walter (author)
Summary"For thirty years the director of the Wiener Library in London, the leading institute for the study of antisemitism, Walter Laqueur here offers both a comprehensive history of antisemitism as well as an illuminating look at the newest wave of this phenomenon. Laqueur begins with... [a] historical account of this pernicious problem, tracing the evolution from a predominantly religious antisemitism—stretching back to the middle ages—to a racial antisemitism that developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The author then uses this historical account as backdrop to... [an] analysis of the newest species of antisemitism, explaining its origins and rationale, how it manifests itself, in what ways and why it is different from antisemitism in past ages, and what forms it may take in the future... Here is both a summing up of the entire trajectory of antisemitism—the first comprehensive history of its kind—and an exploration of the new wave of antisemitism that will be of interest to all concerned about the future of Jews, Judaism, and Israel." —Publisher
Contents
  1. The new antisemitism
  2. Interpretations of antisemitism
  3. Ancient and medieval anti-Judaism
  4. The Enlightenment and after
  5. Racialism and Jewish conspiracies
  6. Toward the Holocaust
  7. Contemporary antisemitism
  8. Assimilation and its discontents
  9. Antisemitism and the Left
  10. Antisemitism and the Muslim world
  11. In place of a conclusion
Physical Description x, 228 pages ; 22 cm
Carrier Typevolume
LanguageEnglish
PublisherOxford : Oxford University Press
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (pages [209]–214) and index
RecognitionGifted in 2019 by Kit Krieger in memory of Else Dunner (z'l)