Defenders of the Race: Jewish Doctors And Race Science In Fin-de-siècle Europe

Hardcover | November 30, 1994

byJohn M. Efron

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By the late nineteenth century, physical anthropologists were engaged in debates about the ""Jewish Racial Question,"" asking whether there was a biological basis for Jewish distinctiveness and social development. This fascinating book describes for the first time the response of Jewish race scientists to these debates, showing that it was influenced by the external threat of antisemitism and the internal need to assert a Jewish ethnic pride.

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By the late nineteenth century, physical anthropologists were engaged in debates about the ""Jewish Racial Question,"" asking whether there was a biological basis for Jewish distinctiveness and social development. This fascinating book describes for the first time the response of Jewish race scientists to these debates, showing that it...

Format:HardcoverDimensions:272 pages, 9.25 × 6.13 × 0.98 inPublished:November 30, 1994Publisher:Yale University Press

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ISBN - 10:0300054408

ISBN - 13:9780300054408

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