Dictionary of Antisemitism: From the Earliest Times to the Present by Robert MichaelDictionary of Antisemitism: From the Earliest Times to the Present by Robert Michael

Dictionary of Antisemitism: From the Earliest Times to the Present

byRobert Michael, Philip Rosen

Paperback | December 28, 2006

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The term 'antisemitism' was coined by Wilhelm Marr in 1879. Marr's secular, political racism existed inconsistently alongside his religious anti-Semitism. His self-proclaimed goal was 'to free Christianity from the yoke of Judaism.' While the term might not have existed before the 19th century, the persecution of the Jewish people dates back more than three thousand years. The Dictionary of Antisemitism is the first and only dictionary ever published that is dedicated solely to this subject. Spanning 3,000 years of antagonism to Jews, the dictionary details not only 'the longest hatred,' but also the most widespread, covering the five major continents. A comprehensive scholarly introduction discusses the definitions, causes, and varieties of antisemitism before the dictionary gets into the specifics. The dictionary section itself contains 2,500 entries, ranging from 'Aaron of Lincoln' to 'Zyklon.' Entries can be found on all forms of antisemitism, such as ancient, medieval, and modern antisemitism; pagan, Christian, and Muslim antisemitism; and religious, economic, psychosocial, racial, cultural, and political antisemitism. This essential dictionary provides comprehensive coverage on this compelling subject, and as such, it will remain important for years to come.
Robert Michael is Professor Emeritus of European History at the University of Massachusetts, Dartmouth, serves on the graduate faculty of Florida Gulf Coast University, and has authored a dozen books on the History of Antisemitism and the Holocaust. Philip Rosen, former Educational Director of the Goodwin Holocaust Museum in Cherry Hi...
Title:Dictionary of Antisemitism: From the Earliest Times to the PresentFormat:PaperbackDimensions:520 pages, 9.04 × 5.66 × 1.23 inPublished:December 28, 2006Publisher:Scarecrow PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0810858681

ISBN - 13:9780810858688

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Table of Contents

Part 1 Foreword Part 2 Acknowledgments Part 3 Introduction Part 4 Dictionary Part 5 About the Authors

Editorial Reviews

The authors cite much useful recent literature....present an historical view of Anti-Semitism, with detailed quotations