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The Routledge History of Antisemitism

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ISBN 9781138369443
July 4, 2023 Forthcoming by Routledge
512 Pages 8 B/W Illustrations

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Book Description

Antisemitism is a topic on which there is a wide gap between scholarly and popular understanding, and as concern over antisemitism has grown, so too has the debates over how to understand and combat it. This handbook explores its history and manifestations, ranging from its origins to the internet.

Since the Holocaust, many in North America and Europe have viewed antisemitism as a historical issue with little current importance. However, recent events show that antisemitism is not just a matter of historical interest or of concern only to Jews. Antisemitism has become a major issue confronting and challenging our world. The volume starts with explorations of antisemitism in its many different shapes across time and then proceeds to a geographical perspective, covering a broad scope of experiences across different countries and regions. The final part discusses the manifestations of antisemitism in its varied cultural and social forms.

With an international range of contributions across 40 chapters, this is an essential volume for all readers of Jewish and non-Jewish history alike.

Table of Contents


Mark Weitzman, Robert J. Williams, and James Wald

1. The Long Term and the Short Term: Antisemitism and the Holocaust

Jeffrey Herf

2. Jews and Non-Jews in Ancient Cities: Alexandria, Antioch, Caesarea, Rome

Benjamin Isaac

3. Medieval Antisemitism

Robert Chazan

4. Antisemitism: The Last 150 Years

Richard S. Levy

5. Contemporary Antisemitism

David Hirsh

6. American Antisemitism

Jonathan D. Sarna

7. Argentina and the Jews: Between the Privileges of "Whiteness" and the Curse of "Badness"

Martina Weisz

8. East Asia and Antisemitism: A Vast Region Immersed in Admiration and Consternation

Rotem Kowner

9. Antisemitism in Australia

Suzanne D. Rutland

10. The Judeo-Bolshevik Myth and Contemporary Antisemitism in the Baltic States

Christine Beresniova and Doyle Stevick

11. What is the Role Played by Antisemitism in the History of the Jews in Brazil?

Roney Cytrynowicz

12. English Antisemitism

Anthony Julius

13. Antisemitism in France

Maurice Samuels

14. Antisemitism in Germany

James Wald

15. Antisemitism in Hungary

Holly Case

16. Antisemitism in North Africa

Haim Saadoun

17. Antisemitism in Mexico

Judit Bokser Liwerant

18. Antisemitism in the Middle East

Meir Litvak

19. Antisemitism in Poland: From "Polin" to "Antisemitism Without Jews"

Rafal Pankowski

20. Antisemitism in Russia

Per Anders Rudling

21. Antisemitism in South Africa

Milton Shain

22. Antisemitism in Spain – An Historical Survey

Jonathan Ray

23. Antisemitism in Turkey

Rifat N. Bali

24. Antisemitism in Ukraine

John-Paul Himka

25. Christianity and Antisemitism

Deborah Forger and Susannah Heschel

26. Muslim Antisemitism: Religion, Politics, and Israel

Mehnaz M. Afridi

27. Blood Libel and Its Persistence in Antisemitic Imagination

Magda Teter

28. Antisemitism and the Persistence of the "Protocols"

Steven Leonard Jacobs

29. The Influence of Diseases, Pandemics, and Public Health on Antisemitism

Robert J. Williams

30. Antisemitism and Art

Sara Offenberg

31. Philosophy and Judeophobia

Jonathan Judaken

32. Gender and Antisemitism

Christina von Braun

33. Discourse and Antisemitism

Ruth Wodak

34. BDS and Antisemitism

Cary Nelson

35. Antisemitism 2.0 and the Cyberculture of Hate: Opening Pandora’s Box

Monika Schwarz-Friesel

36. Algorithmic Antisemitism on Social Media

Monika Hübscher

37. Holocaust Denial and Distortion

Mark Weitzman

38. Antisemitism in the Study of Ancient Judaism

Lawrence H. Schiffman

39. Zionism: A Response to Antisemitism?

Gil Troy

40. Some Traditional Jewish Perspectives on Antisemitism

Marc B. Shapiro

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Mark Weitzman is Chief Operating Officer of the World Jewish Restitution Organization and a member of the official US delegation to the International Holocaust Remembrance Authority (IHRA).

Robert J. Williams is the Finci-Viterbi Executive Director Chair of the USC Shoah Foundation, UNESCO Chair of Holocaust Education at the University of Southern California, and Advisor to the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.

James Wald teaches modern European history at Hampshire College in Amherst, Massachusetts.