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By Hyam Maccoby

The topic of anti-Semitism, now not in the past regarded as a useless factor, has been revised as a result clash among Israel and the Palestinians. Maccoby lines the now topical dialogue of the origins of Anti-Semitism, and particularly its improvement within the sleek international. the foremost questions that are addressed include:

  • How is it that this medieval prejudice proved so lasting and potent?

  • Are the roots of anti-Semitism spiritual? if that is so, how do those roots vary in Christianity and Islam?

  • By what potential did it bridge the distance among medievalism and Enlightenment?

  • How used to be it that a number of the most dear Enlightenment figures (such as Voltaire) devoted as they have been to tolerance and pluralism, retained a virulent anti-Semitism?

These questions, and lots of extra, are handled as Maccoby explores the roots of the anti-Semitism, tracing it from its origins, and exhibits the way it has replaced in response to the transferring principles of the fashionable global yet with out altering in its essence.

Antisemitism and Modernity is vital studying for people with pursuits within the improvement of anti-Semitism, its manifestation within the present global and its future.


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