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Semites and Anti-Semites: An Inquiry into Conflict and Prejudice
     

Semites and Anti-Semites: An Inquiry into Conflict and Prejudice

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by Bernard Lewis
 

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ISBN-10: 0393318397

ISBN-13: 9780393318395

Pub. Date: 05/17/1999

Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.

"A powerful book. It combines the coolness of scholarship with conclusions that cannot fail to engage the passions."—Saul Bellow
The Arab-Israeli conflict has unsettled the Middle East for over half a century. This conflict is primarily political, a clash between states and peoples over territory and history. But it is also a conflict that has affected and

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"A powerful book. It combines the coolness of scholarship with conclusions that cannot fail to engage the passions."—Saul Bellow
The Arab-Israeli conflict has unsettled the Middle East for over half a century. This conflict is primarily political, a clash between states and peoples over territory and history. But it is also a conflict that has affected and been affected by prejudice. For a long time this was simply the "normal" prejudice between neighboring people of different religions and ethnic origins. In the present age, however, hostility toward Israel and its people has taken the form of anti-Semitism-a pernicious world view that goes beyond prejudice and ascribes to Jews a quality of cosmic evil. First published in the 1980s to universal acclaim, Semites and Anti-Semites traces the development of anti-Semitism from its beginnings as a poison in the bloodstream of Christianity to its modern entrance into mainstream Islam. Bernard Lewis, one of the world's foremost scholars of the Middle East, takes us through the history of the Semitic peoples to the emergence of the Jews and their virulent enemies, and dissects the region's recent tragic developments in a moving new afterword. "A powerful and important work, beautifully written and edited, and based on a range of erudition (in the best sense) that few others, if any, could command."—George Kennan

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ISBN-13:
9780393318395
Publisher:
Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date:
05/17/1999
Edition description:
Large Print
Pages:
288
Sales rank:
1,348,801
Product dimensions:
5.50(w) x 8.30(h) x 0.80(d)
Lexile:
1470L (what's this?)

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments7
Preface to the Norton paperback edition9
Introduction11
ONE The Holocaust and After25
TWO Semites42
THREE Jews58
FOUR Anti-Semites81
FIVE Muslims and Jews117
SIX The Nazis and the Palestine Question140
SEVEN The War Against Zionism164
EIGHT The War Against the Jews192
NINE The New Anti-Semitism236
Afterword to the Norton paperback edition260
Notes273
Index287

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