Antisemitism: A Reference Handbook

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ABC-CLIO, 2004 - History - 347 pages
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Antisemitism: A Reference Handbook is the first reference work to present a global survey of antisemitism that goes beyond its history to reveal the roots and nature of antisemitism. Exploring how antisemitism has manifested itself in various countries from pre-Christian times to today's ongoing Palestinian Intifada, which has caused severe reactions in Arab and Muslim communities all over the world, this unique work traces the history of the hatred of Jews worldwide.

Approximately 20 biographical sketches profile advocates of antisemitism such as William Marr, who coined the term "antisemitism," and opponents of antisemitism such as St. Anselm and Martin Luther King. In this serious yet accessible volume, students, scholars, government officials, and diplomats will discover the answers to such puzzling questions as "What is antisemitism?" and "How does antisemitism relate to racism and to group prejudice in general?"

 

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Contents

A Reference Handbook 1 Introduction and Overview
1
A Reference Handbook 2 Historical Narrative and Chronology
25
A Reference Handbook 3 Biographical Sketches
129
A Reference Handbook 4 The State of Antisemitism A CountrybyCountry Survey
159
A Reference Handbook 5 Documents and Statistics
229
A Reference Handbook 6 Organizations
273
A Reference Handbook 7 Print and Nonprint Resources
281
A Reference Handbook Glossary
321
A Reference Handbook Index
325
A Reference Handbook About the Author
347
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Jerome A. Chanes teaches American Jewish sociology at Barnard College, Columbia University, New York, NY and at Stern College, Yeshiva University, New York, NY. He is a senior research fellow at the Center for Jewish History at the Graduate Center of City University of New York, New York, NY.

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