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Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction

Very Short Introductions

By (author) Steven Beller
Genres: Jewish studies
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Oxford University Press, Oxford, United Kingdom
Published: 30th Nov 2007
Dimensions: w 108mm h 171mm d 13mm
Weight: 136g
ISBN-10: 0192892770
ISBN-13: 9780192892775
Barcode No: 9780192892775
Synopsis
This Very Short Introduction examines and untangles the various strands of antisemitism seen throughout history, from medieval religious conflict to 'new' antisemitism in the 21st century. Steven Beller reveals how the phenomenon grew as a political and ideological movement in the 19th century, how it reached it its dark apogee in the worst genocide in modern history - the Holocaust - and how antisemitism still persists around the world today. ABOUT THE SERIES: The Very Short Introductions series from Oxford University Press contains hundreds of titles in almost every subject area. These pocket-sized books are the perfect way to get ahead in a new subject quickly. Our expert authors combine facts, analysis, perspective, new ideas, and enthusiasm to make interesting and challenging topics highly readable.

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The strongest part of Beller's book is his exemplary introductory chapter, "What is Anti-Semitism?", which should be required reading for all students of the Nazis and the Sah, of ethnic violence and of historiography. Journal of Modern Jewish Studies