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    DescriptionThe word "antisemite" was first used to describe a politically motivated enemy of the Jews in 1879. The subject of antisemitism has often been focused on the Holocaust; however, current events and history have much to add to this discussion. For example, in 1995 a Japanese pseudo-Buddhist religious cult, imagining itself to be under attack by Jews, released sarin gas on the Tokyo subway, killing 12. From 1881 to 1900 there were 128 public accusations of Jewish "ritual murder" allegedly involving the killing of Christian children to use their blood for religious purposes. Entries in this encyclopedia span the period from ancient Egypt to the modern era. Key theoreticians of Jew-hatred and their written works, its permeation of Christianity and modern Islam, and its political, artistic, and economic manifestations are covered. This is the first comprehensive work that deals with the entire history of ideas and practices that engendered the Holocaust.


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    Title
    Antisemitism
    Subtitle
    A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and Persecution
    Authors and contributors
    Edited by Richard S. Levy
    Physical properties
    Format: Hardback
    Number of pages: 800
    Width: 178 mm
    Height: 254 mm
    Thickness: 57 mm
    Weight: 1,887 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781851094394
    ISBN 10: 1851094393
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: S3.0
    BIC E4L: SOC
    B&T Merchandise Category: TXT
    BIC subject category V2: JFSR1, HBT, JFSL
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 15590
    BIC subject category V2: JFFJ
    BISAC V2.8: HIS037000
    Ingram Subject Code: SO
    Libri: I-SO
    B&T General Subject: 431
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: ET120
    Ingram Theme: ETHN/JUDAIC
    BISAC V2.8: SOC026000, SOC023000, SOC031000, SOC049000, SOC002010
    DC22: 305.8924009, 305.892/4/009
    LC classification: DS146.E8 A
    LC subject heading: ,
    LC classification: DS146.E85 A575 2005
    LC subject heading: ,
    Thema V1.0: JBSR, JBFA, JBSL, NHT
    Illustrations note
    Illustrations, ports.
    Publisher
    ABC-CLIO Ltd
    Imprint name
    ABC-CLIO Ltd
    Publication date
    31 May 2005
    Publication City/Country
    Oxford
    Review quote
    "This well-written and thoroughly researched encyclopedia should become the standard reference source in the field." - American Reference Books Annual