1st Edition

Israel in Europe

By G.F. Abbott Copyright 1971

    First published in 1907 and this edition in 1971 with a preface by C. C. Arsonfeld, Israel in Europe outlines the fortunes of the Jews of the Diaspora from the earliest times until the twentieth century. It is indeed no exaggeration to say that the Jews have been in Europe for a longer period than some of the nations which glory in the title European. And yet, despite the length of their sojourn among the peoples of the West, the majority of Jews have remained in many essential respects as Oriental as they were in the time of the Patriarchs. This penetrating study, source material for research into world Jewry, the history of anti-semitism and the consequent ideas of Zionism, is an indispensable reference work for proper understanding of this significant Jewish problem and of the historical roots of the present state of Israel.

    Introduction I Hebraism and Hellenism, II The Jew in the Roman Empire, III Judaism and Paganism, IV The Dispersion, V Christianity and the Jews, VI The Middle Ages, VII The Crusades, VIII Usury and the Jews, IX The Jews in England, X The Jews in Spain, XI After Expulsion XII The Renaissance, XIII The Ghetto, XIV The Reformation and the Jews, XV Catholic Reaction, XVI In Holland, XVII In England and after the Expulsion, XIII Resettlement, XIX The Eve of Emancipation, XX Pa Lingernesia, XXI In Russia, XXII In Roumania, XXIII Anti-Semitism, XXIV Zionism, Index, Map


    G.F. Abbott and Preface by C. C. Arsonfeld