Journals Higher Education

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30 June 2008

240 Pages

5-5/16 x 8 inches

ISBN: 9780195341218


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The Changing Face of Anti-Semitism

From Ancient Times to the Present Day

Walter Laqueur

For thirty years the director of leading institute for the study of anti-Semitism, Walter Laqueur here offers both a comprehensive history of anti-Semitism as well as an illuminating look at the newest wave of this phenomenon. Laqueur begins with an invaluable historical account, tracing the evolution from a predominantly religious anti-Semitism --stretching back to the middle ages--to a racial anti-Semitism that developed in the late 19th and early 20th centuries. The author then brilliantly analyzes the newest species of anti-Semitism, explaining its origins and rationale, how it manifests itself, and in what ways and why it is different from anti-Semitism in past ages.

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