Esau's Tears: Modern Anti-Semitism and the Rise of the Jews

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Cambridge University Press, 1997 - History - 568 pages
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Esau's Tears explores the remarkable and revealing variety of modern anti-Semitism, from its emergence in the 1870s in a racial-political form to the eve of the Nazi takeover, in the major countries of Europe and in the United States. Previous histories have generally been more concerned with description than analysis, and most of the interpretations in those histories have been lacking in balance. The evidence presented in this volume suggests that anti-Semitism in these years was more ambiguous than usually presented, less pervasive and central to the lives of both Jews and non-Jews, and by no means clearly pointed to a rising hatred of Jews everywhere, even less to the likelihood of mass murder. Similarly, Jew-hatred was not as mysterious or incomprehensible as often presented; its strength in some countries and weakness in others may be related to the fluctuating, and sometimes quite different, perceptions in those countries of the meaning of the rise of the Jews in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries.
  

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If pre WWI, Jews, Germans and Austrians could magically read "Esau's Tears", they would probably recognize it as a fair statement of their lives and times. Lindemann sets out to examine all aspects of ... Read full review

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This is a scholarly work on the origin and nature of anti-semitism and its history from the 1870's to the eve of the holocaust. It very efficiently refutes the failed interpretations of the Jewish ... Read full review

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Contents

AntiSemitism before the Modem Period Overview and Definition
3
The Rise of the Jews
20
The Origins Evolution and Ambiguities of the Term AntiSemitism
23
Classical AntiSemitism
26
Christian AntiSemitism
29
The Church Triumphant John Chrysostom
33
The Charge of Deicide Jewish Survival
35
Modern Times 1700to the 1870s
40
Catholic Antimodernism and AntiSemitism
197
vonSchõnerer
200
The Disintegration of Democratic Radicalism
202
France Liberty Equality and Fraternity
206
The Third Republic and the Jews
211
The Rise of the Jews and the Dilemmas of Modernism
212
The Political Crises and Scandals of the 1880s
213
The Boulangists
215

The French Revolution and the Jews
44
Napoleon and the Assembly of Jewish Notables
48
Contrasts between East and West
50
Trends within Judaism
53
Secularism and Divided Fidelities
55
The Liberal Years of Midcentury
56
Backward Russia and the Ostjuden
57
The Pale of Settlement
61
Russias LiberalExperiment
64
Revolutionary Agitation and Tsarist Reaction
67
The Concept of Race
70
Blood Imagery
74
Racism and AntiSemitism
78
The Evolution of the Vocabulary of Race
84
Racist Ideas among Jews
90
The Ambiguities of NanJewish Racism
92
THE APPEARANCE OF MODERN ANTISEMITISM18701890
97
Germans and Jews 18701890
103
The German Problem the Sonderweg
104
German Liberalism and the New German State
107
Junker Hegemony and the Jews
110
The Rise of the Jews in Germany
114
The Mittelstand and Modernism in Germany
116
The Founding Years and the Crash of 1873
118
The Press Campaign against the Jews
120
The Kulturkampfand the Jews
122
Bismarcks Move to the Right
124
AntiSemitic Ideology and Movement in Germany 1879 to the 1890s
126
Wilhelm Marr
127
Heinrich von Treitschke
131
Treitschke and Graetz
139
Adolf Stoecker
142
AntiSemitic Movement and Countermovement
147
The Peasants and Otto Bõckel
152
Precursors to Nazism?
155
Socialists Jews and AntiSemites
158
The Enlightened Tradition of Socialism
160
Marxian Socialism and the Jews
162
French Socialism and the Jews
166
Jewish Attitudes to Socialism
168
SocialDemocratic Attitudes to Jews
171
Socialist Interpretations of AntiSemitism
174
Jew1sh Socialists and Assimilation
180
AustriaHungary Racial Radicalism and Schlamperei
182
Between Germany and Russia
185
Liberalism and the Rise of the Jews
187
German Nationalism and Ethnic Insecurity
190
The Jewish Press and the Crash of 1873
193
AntiSemitic Ideology
194
The Assumptianists
219
Toussenel Barrès Drumont
221
A Gathering Storm of AntiSemitism?
227
The Dreyfus Affair
230
A Drey fusion Revolution?
234
A Sweet Exile?
238
Jews in NineteenthCentury Great Britain
239
The Issue of Exceptionalism
251
Racism and Social Conflict in the United States
261
The Jews in Hungary
263
THE BELLE EPOQUE 18901914
273
The Failures Russia and Romania
279
The Paradoxes of Modernization in Russia the Kishinev Pogrom
290
Modern AntiSemitism in Russia
300
Nicholas II and the Power of International Jewry
301
The Beilis Affair
305
The Worst in Europe?
306
The Ambiguities of Failure in the Belle Epoque Germany and Austria
319
The Appearance of Zionism
320
AntiSemitism and German Traditions
330
of AntiSemitism in Germany
334
Karl Lueger
337
Langbehn Lagarde Chamberlain
347
The Ambiguous Successes Great Britain and the United States
355
Still Exceptional?
371
The Leo Frank Affair
381
A DECADE OF WAR AND REVOLUTION 19141924
387
World War I
391
The Expansion of Germany into Russia
395
The Beginning of Disillusionment in the West
398
The Peace Settlement
406
The Balfour Declaration and the Palestinian Mandate
413
Jews and Revolution 19171934
423
Fantasy and Reality
424
From March to November
436
The Red Terror a Jewish Terror?
440
Stalin and Trotsky
448
THE FASCIST ERA EUROPE BETWEEN THE WARS
457
Fascism and AntiSemitism
461
Defining Fascism
462
Mussolini from Socialist Revolutionary to II Duce
464
The Jews of Italy
471
The Italian Model of Fascism
477
The Establishment of the Weimar Republic
481
Hitlers Early Career the Genesis of His AntiSemitism
483
Hitler and the Nazi Party
498
Epilogue and Conclusions
505
Index
547
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