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A History of Catholic Antisemitism

The Dark Side of the Church

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Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-ix
  2. Robert Michael
    Pages 1-8
  3. Robert Michael
    Pages 9-21
  4. Robert Michael
    Pages 23-31
  5. Robert Michael
    Pages 33-37
  6. Robert Michael
    Pages 39-66
  7. Robert Michael
    Pages 67-73
  8. Robert Michael
    Pages 75-99
  9. Robert Michael
    Pages 101-118
  10. Robert Michael
    Pages 119-144
  11. Robert Michael
    Pages 145-162
  12. Robert Michael
    Pages 163-192
  13. Robert Michael
    Pages 193-204
  14. Back Matter
    Pages 205-282

About this book


Moving from the Catholic Church's pagan origins, through the Roman era, middle ages, and Reformation to the present, Robert Michael here provides a definitive history of Catholic antisemitism.


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About the authors

ROBERT MICHAEL Professor Emeritus of European History at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, USA. Listed in Who's Who in America, Professor Michael was a 1997 recipient of the American Historical Association's James Harvey Robinson Prize for the 'most outstanding contribution to the teaching and learning of history.' A founder of the scholarly e-mail lists H-Antisemitism and H-W-Civ, Dr. Michael has published more than fifty articles and ten books on the history of antisemitism and the Holocaust.

Bibliographic information


"Michael's work is path-breaking, in that few before him have tackled both the historical and theological foundations of Catholic antisemitism and, at the same time, traced its path from biblical times all the way through to Auschwitz. In this, Michael is brave; but, as this outstanding work shows, his bravery is vindicated. His treatment of such topics as the Church s age-old and ongoing dehumanization of the Jews, coupled with its failure to confront that supreme manifestation of evil that became manifest in the Nazis, is an important contribution to an already massive literature on antisemitism and the Holocaust." - Paul R. Bartrop, Head, Department of History, Bialik College, Melbourne, Australia