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By Hyam Maccoby

The topic of anti-Semitism, no longer some time past regarded as a lifeless factor, has been revised end result of the clash among Israel and the Palestinians. Maccoby lines the now topical dialogue of the origins of Anti-Semitism, and particularly its improvement within the smooth international. the most important 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 this is the case, how do those roots range in Christianity and Islam?

  • By what capability did it bridge the space among medievalism and Enlightenment?

  • How was once it that a few 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 plenty 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 keeping with the moving rules of the trendy international yet with out altering in its essence.

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


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