Antisemitism A Historical Encyclopedia of Prejudice and by Richard Levy

By Richard Levy

Written through most sensible students in an available demeanour, this certain encyclopedia bargains world wide insurance of the origins, types, practitioners, and results of antisemitism, resulting in the Holocaust and surviving to the current day. Antisemitism has educated the speculation and perform of politics and has permeated cultures world wide. the road among anti-Jewish sentiment and different kinds of clash is tough to outline, however it is apparent that the harmful nature of antisemitism has harmed the human neighborhood for 2 millennia.
Entries during this encyclopedia span the interval from historic Egypt to the fashionable period. Key theoreticians of Jew-hatred and their written works, its permeation of Christianity and smooth Islam, and its political, inventive, and monetary manifestations are coated. this is often the 1st complete paintings that bargains with the full background of rules and practices that engendered the Holocaust.

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Johnston University of Illinois at Chicago Chicago, Illinois Frank, Leo (1884–1915) Ku Klux Klan (1915–1941) Populist Movement Watson, Tom (1856–1922) Jeremy Jones Executive Council of Australian Jewry Sydney, Australia Australia Jonathan Judaken University of Memphis Memphis, Tennessee Action Française (1899–1945) Barrès, Maurice (1862–1923) Camelots du Roi (1908–1936) Drumont, Édouard (1844–1917) France (1789–1939) France juive, La (1886) Maurras, Charles (1868–1952) Sartre, Jean-Paul (1905–1980) Stavisky Affair (1933–1934) Gema A.

Personal quirkiness or the unthinking resort to inherited prejudice, for example, should not, by itself, qualify one for inclusion. Nor should imagined characters and comments found in deliberated but fictional texts necessarily suffice. Ernest Hemingway produced a notable antisemitic character in The Sun Also Rises, and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s portrait of Meyer Wolfsheim in The Great Gatsby pointedly connected Jewishness and crookedness. Yet neither author often revisited this theme in his body of work, let alone attempted to mobilize anti-Jewish feeling for any detectable personal or political purpose.

At the conclusion of each essay, long or short, the reader will find an alphabetical listing of the most relevant related articles in a “See also” section. In addition to survey treatments of national literatures and literary figures, this encyclopedia provides detailed information on the contents, publishing history, and reception of seminal texts—independent of the biographies of their authors. The biographical entry on Adolf Hitler, for example, is supplemented by analyses of his Mein Kampf, his early speeches, and his Table Talk.

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