By Hyam Maccoby

The topic of anti-Semitism, now not in the past considered a lifeless factor, has been revised because of the clash among Israel and the Palestinians. Maccoby lines the now topical dialogue of the origins of Anti-Semitism, and particularly its improvement within the smooth global. 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 fluctuate in Christianity and Islam?



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



  • How was once it that the various most useful 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 exhibits the way it has replaced in line with the moving principles of the trendy global yet with no altering in its essence.


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


 

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