Antisemitism and the politics of history

Scott Ury (Editor), Gai Miron (Editor)

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This groundbreaking collection addresses the history and challenges of using "antisemitism" and related terms as tools for historical analysis and public discourse. It encourages readers to rethink long-standing assumptions regarding the meaning of Jewish history and the history of relations between jews and their neighbors. The book begins with a revised version of David Engel's seminal essay "Away from a Definition of Antisemitism." Subsequent contributions explore the various definitions and uses of the term "antisemitism" in a range of contexts, including ancient Rome and Greece; the Byzantine Empire; medieval, early modern, and modern Europe; and North America, and descusses the Holocoust and its memory. It is a critical resource for scholars, policymakers, and journalists researching antisemitism, the Holocoust, and modern Jewish society.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationWaltham, Massachusetts
PublisherBrandeis University Press
Number of pages384
ISBN (Electronic)9781684581818
ISBN (Print)1684581796, 168458180X, 9781684581795, 9781684581801
StatePublished - 2024

Publication series

NameThe Tauber Institute series for the study of European Jewry
PublisherBrandeis University Press

ULI Keywords

  • uli
  • Antisemitism


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