The Devil and the Jews: The Medieval Conception of the Jew and Its Relation to Modern Anti-Semitism by Joshua TrachtenbergThe Devil and the Jews: The Medieval Conception of the Jew and Its Relation to Modern Anti-Semitism by Joshua Trachtenberg

The Devil and the Jews: The Medieval Conception of the Jew and Its Relation to Modern Anti-Semitism

byJoshua TrachtenbergForeword byMarc Saperstein

Paperback | September 27, 2002

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A JPS bestseller, this is the definitive work of scholarship on the medieval conception of the Jew as devil—literally and figuratively. Through documents, analysis, and illustrations, the book exposes the full spectrum of the Jew’s demonization as devil, sorcerer, and ritual murderer. The author reveals how these myths, many with origins traced to Christian Europe in the late Middle Ages, still exist in transmuted form in the modern era.
Title:The Devil and the Jews: The Medieval Conception of the Jew and Its Relation to Modern Anti-SemitismFormat:PaperbackDimensions:278 pages, 8.52 × 5.49 × 0.67 inPublished:September 27, 2002Publisher:The Jewish Publication Society

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ISBN - 10:0827602278

ISBN - 13:9780827602274

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The Devil and the Jews presents the medieval conception of the Jew as devil-literally and figuratively. Through documents, analysis, and illustrations, the book exposes the full spectrum of the Jew's demonization as devil, sorcerer, blasphemer, and ritual murderer; as desecrator and heretic; as usurer infidel. Trachtenberg reveals, in a chilling study, how these myths, peculiar to Christian Europe in the late Middle Ages, still exist transmuted form today.