Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction

Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction

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This Very Short Introduction examines and untangles the various strands of antisemitism seen throughout history, from medieval religious conflict to 'new' antisemitism in the 21st century. Steven Beller reveals how the phenomenon grew as a political and ideological movement in the 19th century, how it reached it its dark apogee in the worst genocide in modern history - the Holocaust - and how antisemitism still persists around the world today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 112 x 168 x 14mm | 158.76g
  • Oxford University Press
  • Oxford, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0192892770
  • 9780192892775
  • 378,546

About Steven Beller

Steven Beller is a Visiting Scholar at George Washington University, Washington D.C., and former Research Fellow in History at Peterhouse College, Cambridge. His previous books include Herzl (Jewish Thinkers Series); Rethinking Vienna 1900; and Vienna and the Jews: 1867-1938.show more

Table of contents

1. Introduction ; 2. The Burden of the Past ; 3. The Chosen People ; 4. The Culture of Irrationalism ; 5. The Perils of Modernity ; 6. Concatenations and Consequences ; 7. After Auschwitzshow more

Review quote

The strongest part of Beller's book is his exemplary introductory chapter, "What is Anti-Semitism?", which should be required reading for all students of the Nazis and the Sah, of ethnic violence and of historiography. Journal of Modern Jewish Studiesshow more

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