Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism

Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism


By (author) Phyllis Goldstein

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  • Publisher: Facing History & Ourselves
  • Format: Paperback | 432 pages
  • Dimensions: 152mm x 224mm x 28mm | 540g
  • Publication date: 8 December 2011
  • Publication City/Country: Brookline
  • ISBN 10: 0981954383
  • ISBN 13: 9780981954387
  • Illustrations note: b/w photos & maps
  • Sales rank: 238,905

Product description

A Convenient Hatred chronicles a very particular hatred through powerful stories that allow readers to see themselves in the tarnished mirror of history. It raises important questions about the consequences of our assumptions and beliefs and the ways we, as individuals and as members of a society, make distinctions between us and them, right and wrong, good and evil. These questions are both universal and particular.

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Review quote

"This book is a tour de force of one of the most intriguing and disturbing phenomena in history. Tracing the origins and evolution of antisemitism from antiquity to the present day, this book provides a well-informed, highly accessible, and admirably balanced account that should become a basic tool for educators and an essential textbook for students in all fields concerned with the humanities and social sciences."-Omer Bartov, John P. Birkelund Distinguished Professor of European History, Brown University

Table of contents

Introduction; Beginnings (586 BCE-135 CE); Separation: Synagogue & Church, Jew & Christian (29-414 CE); Conquests & Consequences (395-750 CE); Holy Wars & Anti-Semitism (700s-1300); The Power of a Lie (1144-1300); Refugees from Intolerance (1347-1492); In Search of Toleration (1500-1635); Safe Havens: Poland & the Ottoman Empire (1200s-1666); The Age of Enlightenment & the Reaction (1600s-1848); Anti-Semitism in an Age of Nationalism (1840-1878); Anti-Semitism in France & Russia: "The Snake ... Crept Out of the Marshes" (1880-1905); Lies, Stereotypes & Anti-Semitism in an Age of War & Revolution (1914-1920s); In the Face of Genocide (1918-1945); Anti-Semitism After the Holocaust (1945-1979); Anti-Semitism & the Cold War (1945-2000); Anti-Semitism Today: A Convenient Hatred; Index.