Antisemitism and Modernity: Innovation and Continuity by Hyam Maccoby

By Hyam Maccoby

The topic of anti-Semitism, now not in the past considered a useless factor, has been revised as a result clash among Israel and the Palestinians. Maccoby lines the now topical dialogue of the origins of Anti-Semitism, and particularly its improvement within the sleek international. the major questions that are addressed include:

  • How is it that this medieval prejudice proved so lasting and potent?

  • Are the roots of anti-Semitism non secular? if this is the case, how do those roots vary in Christianity and Islam?

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

  • How used to be it that a few of the most dear Enlightenment figures (such as Voltaire) committed 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 indicates the way it has replaced in line with the transferring principles of the fashionable international yet with out altering in its essence.

Antisemitism and Modernity is vital analyzing for people with pursuits within the improvement of anti-Semitism, its manifestation within the present international and its future.


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