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Antisemitism

Myth and Hate from Antiquity to the Present

  • Authors
  • Marvin Perry
  • Frederick M. Schweitzer

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-x
  2. Marvin Perry, Frederick M. Schweitzer
    Pages 1-16
  3. Marvin Perry, Frederick M. Schweitzer
    Pages 17-42
  4. Marvin Perry, Frederick M. Schweitzer
    Pages 43-72
  5. Marvin Perry, Frederick M. Schweitzer
    Pages 73-117
  6. Marvin Perry, Frederick M. Schweitzer
    Pages 119-173
  7. Marvin Perry, Frederick M. Schweitzer
    Pages 175-212
  8. Marvin Perry, Frederick M. Schweitzer
    Pages 213-257
  9. Marvin Perry, Frederick M. Schweitzer
    Pages 259-264
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 265-309

About this book

Introduction

In this provocative book, Marvin Perry and Frederick M. Schweitzer analyze the lies, misperceptions, and myths about Jews and Judaism that anti-semites have propagated throughout the centuries. Beginning with antiquity, and continuing into the present day, the authors explore the irrational fabrications that have led to numerous acts of violence and hatred against Jews. The book examines ancient and medieval myths central to the history of anti-semitism: Jews as 'Christ-killers', instruments of Satan, and ritual murderers of Christian children. It also explores the scapegoating of Jews in the modern world as conspirators bent on world domination; extortionists who manufactured the Holocaust as a hoax designed to gain reparation payments from Germany; and the leaders of the slave trade that put Africa in chains. No other book has focused its attention exclusively on a thematic discussion of historic and contemporary anti-semitic myths, covering such an expansive scope of time, and allowing for such a painstaking level of exemplification. Anti-semitism is an essential book that will serve as a corrective to bigotry, stereotype, and historical distortion.

Keywords

Germany history Judaism nation

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