By Hyam Maccoby

The topic of anti-Semitism, no longer in the past regarded as a useless factor, has been revised as a result of clash among Israel and the Palestinians. Maccoby lines the now topical dialogue of the origins of Anti-Semitism, and particularly its improvement within the glossy global. the most important 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 ability did it bridge the distance among medievalism and Enlightenment?

  • How was once it that some of the most dear Enlightenment figures (such as Voltaire) devoted as they have been to tolerance and pluralism, retained a virulent anti-Semitism?

These questions, and lots 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 response to the moving rules of the trendy global yet with no altering in its essence.

Antisemitism and Modernity is key examining for people with pursuits within the improvement of anti-Semitism, its manifestation within the present global and its future.


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