Semites And Anti Semites by Bernard LewisSemites And Anti Semites by Bernard Lewis

Semites And Anti Semites

byBernard Lewis

Paperback | June 22, 1999

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The Arab-Israeli conflict has unsettled the Middle East for over half a century. This conflict is primarily political, a clash between states and peoples over territory and history. But it is also a conflict that has affected and been affected by prejudice. For a long time this was simply the "normal" prejudice between neighboring people of different religions and ethnic origins. In the present age, however, hostility toward Israel and its people has taken the form of anti-Semitism -- a pernicious world view that goes beyond prejudice and ascribes to Jews a quality of cosmic evil.

First published in the 1980s to universal acclaim, Semites and Anti-Semites traces the development of anti-Semitism from its beginnings as a poison in the bloodstream of Christianity to its modern entrance into mainstream Islam. Bernard Lewis, one of the world's foremost scholars of the Middle East, takes us through the history of the Semitic peoples to the emergence of the Jews and their virulent enemies, and dissects the region's recent tragic developments in a moving new afterword.

Born in London, Bernard Lewis grew up in England. In 1974 he immigrated to the United States and eight years later became a U.S. citizen. A distinguished scholar of Middle Eastern history and a prolific writer, his education includes a diplome des etudes semitiques from the University of Paris and a Ph.D. from the University of London,...
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Title:Semites And Anti SemitesFormat:PaperbackDimensions:288 pages, 8.25 × 5.5 × 0.72 inPublished:June 22, 1999Publisher:W W NortonLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0393318397

ISBN - 13:9780393318395

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This edition explores how, in the case of Israel and neighbouring Arabic nations, differences in politics, religion and disputes over territory have led to something deeper and more dangerous. Bernard Lewis takes a look at the origin and spread of anti-Semitism with Semites and anti-Semites.