The Routledge History of Antisemitism
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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
2. Jews and Non-Jews in Ancient Cities: Alexandria, Antioch, Caesarea, Rome
3. Medieval Antisemitism
4. Antisemitism: The Last 150 Years
Richard S. Levy
5. Contemporary Antisemitism
6. American Antisemitism
Jonathan D. Sarna
7. Argentina and the Jews: Between the Privileges of "Whiteness" and the Curse of "Badness"
8. East Asia and Antisemitism: A Vast Region Immersed in Admiration and Consternation
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?
12. English Antisemitism
13. Antisemitism in France
14. Antisemitism in Germany
15. Antisemitism in Hungary
16. Antisemitism in North Africa
17. Antisemitism in Mexico
Judit Bokser Liwerant
18. Antisemitism in the Middle East
19. Antisemitism in Poland: From "Polin" to "Antisemitism Without Jews"
20. Antisemitism in Russia
Per Anders Rudling
21. Antisemitism in South Africa
22. Antisemitism in Spain – An Historical Survey
23. Antisemitism in Turkey
Rifat N. Bali
24. Antisemitism in Ukraine
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
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
31. Philosophy and Judeophobia
32. Gender and Antisemitism
Christina von Braun
33. Discourse and Antisemitism
34. BDS and Antisemitism
35. Antisemitism 2.0 and the Cyberculture of Hate: Opening Pandora’s Box
36. Algorithmic Antisemitism on Social Media
37. Holocaust Denial and Distortion
38. Antisemitism in the Study of Ancient Judaism
Lawrence H. Schiffman
39. Zionism: A Response to Antisemitism?
40. Some Traditional Jewish Perspectives on Antisemitism
Marc B. Shapiro
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.