Antisemitism: Exploring the Issues

by
Steven Leonard Jacobsauthor

Steven Leonard Jacobs is professor of religious studies and holds the Aaron Aronov Endowed Chair of Judaic Studies in the department of religious studies at the University of Alabama.

Antisemitism: Exploring the Issues

20200701

ABC-CLIO

Pages 234
Topics BDS (Boycott, Sanctions, Divestment) Movement;Blood Libel;Crusades;Deicide;Dreyfus Affair;Fascism;Hitler, Adolf;Spanish Inquisition;Usury;Religion: Society;Current Events and Issues: Ethnicity

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Antisemitism: Exploring the Issues

Author(s): Jacobs, Steven;
Contributors: Jacobs, Steven;
Abstract:

With an overview essay, timeline, reference entries, and annotated bibliography, this resource is a concise one-stop reference on antisemitism in today's society.

Stretching back to biblical times, antisemitism is perhaps the world's oldest hatred of a group. It has manifested itself around the world, sometimes taking the form of superficially innocent jokes and at other times promoting such tragedies as the Holocaust. Far from disappeared, its continued existence in today's society is evidenced by vandalism of Jewish cemeteries and shootings at synagogues. This book explores the causes and consequences of contemporary antisemitism, placing this form of hatred in its historical, political, and social contexts.

An overview essay surveys the background and significance of antisemitism and provides historical context for discussions of contemporary topics. A timeline highlights key events related to antisemitism. Some 50 alphabetically arranged reference entries provide objective, fundamental information about people, events, and other topics related to antisemitism. These entries cite works for further reading and provide cross-references to related topics. An annotated bibliography cites and evaluates some of the most important resources on antisemitism suitable for student research.


  • An overview essay places antisemitism in its historical context and discusses its contemporary significance
  • A timeline identifies key developments related to antisemitism
  • Roughly 50 alphabetically arranged reference entries provide objective, fundamental information about topics related to antisemitism, with an emphasis on modern society
  • Entry bibliographies direct users to specific sources of additional information
  • An annotated bibliography lists and evaluates some of the most important broad works on antisemitism

SortTitle: antisemitism: exploring the issues
Keyword(s): BDS (Boycott, Sanctions, Divestment) Movement; Blood Libel; Crusades; Deicide; Dreyfus Affair; Fascism; Hitler, Adolf; Spanish Inquisition; Usury; Religion: Society; Current Events and Issues: Ethnicity
Author Info:
Steven Leonard Jacobsauthor

Steven Leonard Jacobs is professor of religious studies and holds the Aaron Aronov Endowed Chair of Judaic Studies in the department of religious studies at the University of Alabama.

eISBN-13: 9781440868740
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Print ISBN-13: 9781440868733
Imprint: ABC-CLIO
Pages: 234
Publication Date: 20200701
Series: Religion in Politics and Society Today