Antisemitism: A Reference Handbook

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Overview

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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Editorial Reviews

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"This is a useful handbook that provides objective information. It will help readers understand antisemitism and gather data for research, databases, or personal use. Public, academic, school, and synagogue libraries will welcome it for their collections."

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American Reference Books Annual

"Biographical sketches are followed by a country-by-country reference discussing both historical legacy and recent developments, making Antisemitism an excellent overview reference recommended for college-level and advanced high school collections alike."

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The Midwest Book Review

"Chanes provides an exploration in depth of the historical, political, and sociological contexts of antisemitism from an international perspective. Recommended. All libraries."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781576072097
  • Publisher: ABC-CLIO, Incorporated
  • Publication date: 12/17/2004
  • Series: Contemporary World Issues Series
  • Pages: 347
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Table of Contents

A note on the spelling and usage of antisemitism
1 Introduction and overview 1
2 Historical narrative and chronology 25
3 Biographical sketches 129
4 The state of antisemitism : a country-by-country survey 159
5 Documents and statistics 229
6 Organizations 273
7 Print and nonprint resources 281
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