The History of Anti-Semitism, Volume 2: From Mohammed to the Marranos / Edition 1

The History of Anti-Semitism, Volume 2: From Mohammed to the Marranos / Edition 1

by Léon Poliakov
     
 

ISBN-10: 0812218647

ISBN-13: 9780812218640

Pub. Date: 10/05/2003

Publisher: University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.

Covering the story of prejudice against Jews from the time of Christ through the rise of Nazi Germany, The History of Anti-Semitism presents in elegant and thoughtful language a balanced, careful assessment of this egregious human failing that is nearly ubiquitous in the history of Europe.

From Mohammed to the Marranos focuses on the Sephardim, the

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Covering the story of prejudice against Jews from the time of Christ through the rise of Nazi Germany, The History of Anti-Semitism presents in elegant and thoughtful language a balanced, careful assessment of this egregious human failing that is nearly ubiquitous in the history of Europe.

From Mohammed to the Marranos focuses on the Sephardim, the Jews of North Africa and Iberia. Poliakov relates the great achievements of Spanish Jewry under the Muslim Caliphs followed by their gradual and painful decline during and after the Christian reconquest. The author explains the emergence of the Marrano culture, Jews who converted to Christianity, and the dispersion of those Jews who refused to convert in the face of expulsion and death.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780812218640
Publisher:
University of Pennsylvania Press, Inc.
Publication date:
10/05/2003
Series:
History of Anti-Semitism Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
416
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 9.21(d)

Table of Contents

Forewordvii
Prologue
1The Jews of Europe in the Eighteenth Century3
Germany
France
Great Britain
A glance at the other European countries
2The United States of America41
3The Men of the Ghetto47
Part 1The Century of Enlightenment
4The English Deists59
5France in the Enlightenment70
The Protestant attitude
Montesquieu: the physiocrats
Voltaire
Rousseau
Diderot and the Encyclopedie
The "Holbachic Synagogue"
The system builders
The regenerators
6Germany157
The good Germany
The good Jew
German philosophy and the Jews
The Berlin Jewish salons
Part 2Emancipation
7The Emancipation213
Emancipation in France
Emancipation in Germany
Emancipating tendencies in the Russian Empire
8Effects of Emancipation255
The Jews' point of view
The non-Jews' point of view
Part 3The Racist Reaction
9England323
Jews in Walter Scott and Disraeli
10France338
The Jews' entry into society
Ghosts from the past: the wandering Jews
Future threats: the Socialist movements
11Germany380
Arndt, Jahn and the Germanomanes
The detour of economic anti-Semitism
Borne and Heine: young Germany or young Palestine?
The atheists' crusade
The case of Richard Wagner
Conclusion458
Notes475
Index571

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