Antisemitic Myths: A Historical and Contemporary Anthology

Antisemitic Myths: A Historical and Contemporary Anthology

By: Frederick M. Schweitzer (editor), Marvin Perry (editor)Paperback

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The current revival of antisemitism in Europe and the demonization of Jews in parts of the Muslim world give special importance to the exposure of the myths and lies that for centuries led people to regard Jews as the dangerous "other" and that led to violence and persecution. This provocative anthology presents 90 documents that focus on the nature, evolution, and meaning of the principal myths that have made antisemitism such a lethal force in history: Jews as deicides, ritual murderers, agents of Satan, international conspirators, and conniving, unscrupulous Shylocks. Also included are documents illustrating the recent revival of classical myths about Jews among black nationalists, Holocaust deniers, and Islamic fundamentalists.

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Marvin Perry is Professor Emeritus of History at Baruch College, City University of New York. He is author of An Intellectual History of Modern Europe. Frederick M. Schweitzer is Professor Emeritus of History and Director of the Holocaust Research Center at Manhattan College. He is author of A History of The Jews Since The First Century A. D. They are coauthors of Antisemitism: Myth and Hate from Antiquity to the Present.


Preface Introduction Part 1. Medieval and Early Modern 1. Christian Demonization of the Jews 2. The Libel of Ritual Murder 3. The Accusation of Host Desecration 4. Jews Blamed for the Black Death 5. Expulsion of the Jews from Spain 6. The Spanish Inquisition and the Conversos 7. The Persecution of Portuguese Jews 8. Luther and the Jews 9. The Misuse of Learning: The Professor as Antisemite Part 2. Modern 10. Voltaire: The Philosophe as Antisemite 11. Continuing Catholic Anti-Judaism and Antisemitism 12. The Jew as Evil Capitalist: Marx and Sombart 13. French Antisemitism and the Dreyfus Affair 14. German Volkish Antisemitism 15. Zionism as a Defense against Jew-Hatred 16. Persecution and Pogroms in Tsarist Russia 17. The Myth of an International Jewish Conspiracy 18. The Intensification of German Antisemitism after World War I 19. The Worldview of Adolf Hitler 20. Nazi Racial Culture: The Corruption of the Intellect 21. The Jew in Nazi Wartime Propaganda 22. The Holocaust (Shoah) Part 3. Contemporary 23. The Catholic Church Confronts Its Antisemitic Past 24. Protestant Churches Confront Their Antisemitic Past 25. Antisemitism in the Soviet Union and the New Russia 26. The Lingering Appeal of Nazism in Germany 27. Neo-Nazi Antisemitism in the United States: A Radical Fringe 28. Holocaust Denial: A Neo-Nazi Mythology 29. African American Antisemitism: The Nation of Islam 30. Muslim Antisemitism: Recycling Old Myths Bibliography Detailed Table of Contents Index

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  • publication date: 20/12/2007
  • ISBN13: 9780253219503
  • Format: Paperback
  • Number Of Pages: 384
  • ID: 9780253219503
  • weight: 640
  • ISBN10: 0253219507

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