Myth and Hate from Antiquity to the Present
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Anti-Semitism by Frederick M. Schweitzer
Book DescriptionIn 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.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780312165611
(229mm x 152mm x 26mm)
Imprint: St Martin's Press
Publisher: St Martin's Press
Publish Date: 29-May-2003
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Frederick M. Schweitzer
Antisemitic Myths, Paperback (December 2007)View all books by Frederick M. Schweitzer
Contains 90 documents that focus on the nature, evolution, and meaning of the principal myths that have made anti-Semitism such a lethal force in history: Jews as deicides, ritual murderers, agents of Satan, international conspirators, and conniving, unscrupulous Shylocks.
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Author Biography - Frederick M. Schweitzer
MARVIN PERRY taught history at Baruch College, City University of New York, USA, for many years. He is the co-editor of Jewish-Christian Encounters Over the Centuries: Symbiosis, Prejudice, Holocaust, Dialogue and author of Western Civilization: A Brief History. FREDERICK M. SCHWEITZER is Professor of History at Manhattan College, USA. He is the co-editor, with Marvin Perry, of Jewish-Christian Encounters Over the Centuries: Symbiosis, Prejudice, Holocaust, Dialogue and is author of A History of the Jews Since the First Century A.D.
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