Convenient Hatred

Convenient Hatred : The History of Antisemitism

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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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Product details

  • Paperback | 432 pages
  • 152 x 224 x 28mm | 539.77g
  • Facing History & Ourselves
  • Brookline, United States
  • English
  • b/w photos & maps
  • 0981954383
  • 9780981954387
  • 248,812

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"Many of the famous villains of literature were compelling orators, as was Hitler, using the power of speech to feed their frustrations and hatred into their audiences. So long as we have language, we will have its abusers on behalf of their pernicious programs, and the need to challenge them will remain. "A Convenient Hatred: The History of Antisemitism" will make both a valuable and timely contribution to our understanding of this subject."-Lawrence L. Langer, author of "Holocaust Testimonies: The Ruins of Memory", winner of the National Book Critics Circle Award for Criticism

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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.

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