Philosemitism in History

Philosemitism in History

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by Jonathan Karp

A broad and ambitious overview of the significance of philosemitism in European and world history, from antiquity to the present.See more details below


A broad and ambitious overview of the significance of philosemitism in European and world history, from antiquity to the present.

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Cambridge University Press
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Introduction: a brief history of philosemitism Adam Sutcliffe and Jonathan Karp; Part I. Medieval and Early Modern Frameworks: 1. Philosemitic tendencies in medieval western Christendom Robert Chazan; 2. The revival of Christian Hebraism in early modern Europe Abraham Melamed; 3. The philosemitic moment? Judaism and republicanism in seventeenth-century European thought Adam Sutcliffe; Part II. Three European Philosemites: 4. William Whiston's Judeo-Christianity: millenarianism and Christian Zionism in early enlightenment England Adam Shear; 5. A friend of the Jews? The Abbé Grégoire and philosemitism in revolutionary France Alyssa Goldstein Sepinwall; 6. Ordinary people, ordinary Jews: Mór Jókai as Magyar philosemite Howard Lupovitch; Part III. The Cultural Politics of Philosemitism in Victorian Britain and Imperial Germany: 7. Bad Jew / good Jewess: gender and semitic discourse in nineteenth-century England Nadia Valman; 8. Anti'philosemitism' and anti-antisemitism in imperial Germany Lars Fischer; 9. From recognition to consensus: the nature of philosemitism in Germany, 1871–1932 Alan T. Levenson; Part IV. American Philosemitism: 10. Ethnic role models and chosen peoples: philosemitism in African-American culture Jonathan Karp; 11. Connoisseurs of angst: the Jewish mystique and postwar American literary culture Julian Levinson; 12. 'It's all in the Bible': evangelical Christians, biblical literalism and philosemitism in our times Yaakov Ariel; Part V. Philosemitism in Post-Holocaust Europe: 13. What is the opposite of genocide? Philosemitic television in Germany, 1963-1995 Wulf Kansteiner; 14. 'Non-Jewish, non kosher, yet also recommended': beyond 'virtually Jewish' in post-millenium Central Europe Ruth Ellen Gruber.

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