Antisemitism: Its History and Causes (Paperback)
  • Antisemitism: Its History and Causes (Paperback)
zoom

Antisemitism: Its History and Causes (Paperback)

(author), (author of introduction)
£10.99
Paperback 200 Pages / Published: 01/05/1995
  • We can order this

Usually dispatched within 3 weeks

  • This item has been added to your basket
Bernard Lazare's controversial magnum opus, originally published in France in 1894, asks why the Jews have aroused such hatred for three thousand years. The journalist, though severed from his Jewish upbringing, was fiercely committed to social justice and could not ignore a shocking antisemitism in the fin-de-siecle circles he knew. In search mg for its historic causes, he was also searching for his own roots and place in the world. As biographer Nelly Wilsonhas noted, young Lazare was "constantly engaged in a dialogue with himself" when he wrote Antisemitism, Its History and Causes. Lazare begins his "impartial study" by considering whatever in the Jewish character might be to blame for antisemitism. Then he looks outward to those nations among which the Israelites dispersed, examining the different faces of antisemitism from Greco-Roman antiquity to the end of the nineteenth century. Lazare brings his research and study to bear on whatever form antisemitism has taken: ethnic, nationalist, economic, social, literary, philosophical. Recognizing that antisemitism is fundamentally based on fear of the stranger and the need for a scapegoat, Lazare concludes with a surprising scenario for the future. This remarkable book conveys Lazare's own spiritual growth. France's Dreyfus Affair in the 1890s would galvanize him to a passionate battle against antisemitism.

Publisher: University of Nebraska Press
ISBN: 9780803279544
Number of pages: 200
Weight: 255 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 13 mm

You may also be interested in...

All That Is Solid
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Hounding of David Oluwale
Added to basket
Hurricane
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
The Souls of Black Folk
Added to basket
Racecraft
Added to basket
£9.99
Paperback
History on Trial
Added to basket
Intellectuals and Race
Added to basket
The Racial Contract
Added to basket
Everyday Sexism
Added to basket
£10.00   £7.99
Paperback
On Being Included
Added to basket
£18.99
Paperback
Racism
Added to basket
£22.99
Paperback
Whistling Vivaldi
Added to basket
A Practical Guide to Racism
Added to basket
Promoting Equality
Added to basket
£26.99
Paperback
Racism: A Very Short Introduction
Added to basket

Reviews

Please sign in to write a review

Your review has been submitted successfully.