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Bernard-Lazare : Antisemitism and the Problems of Jewish Identity in Late Nineteenth-Century France - Nelly Wilson


Antisemitism and the Problems of Jewish Identity in Late Nineteenth-Century France

Paperback Published: 21st July 2011
ISBN: 9780521157919
Number Of Pages: 366

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Bernard-Lazare (1865-1903) was a French Jewish writer who was the prime mover in the Dreyfus Affair. The Dreyfus Affair lies at the centre of this 1978 book as it was the turning point in Bernard-Lazare's life. In the first part of the book Dr Wilson traces his early career: his defence of the Symbolist aesthetic as a philosophy of freedom; his sympathy for oppressed individuality and minority groups, and his passion for social justice; above all his analysis of antisemitism where, initially, he argued for social assimilation only to reject such an idea later in favour of a concept of cultural pluralism. The second part offers a history of the Dreyfus Affair and the way Bernard-Lazare drew attention to its grave irregularities. Finally, the book explores how he came to espouse Jewish nationalism in a much more radical way than did Herzl, the founder of Zionism.

Frontispiece facing
Before the Dreyfus Affair
Roots, milieu and Symbolism
The journalist with a mission
'Le Judaisme voilíl'ennemi'
Antisemitism, its history and causes
The Dreyfus Affair
The Battle: Une erreur judiciaire: la v©rit© sur l'Affaire Dreyfus
Behind the front lines
The moral syndicate: the dreyfusard movement
After the Dreyfus Affair
Antisemitism reconsidered
Last battles and last works
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ISBN: 9780521157919
ISBN-10: 0521157919
Audience: Professional
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 366
Published: 21st July 2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 21.6 x 14.0  x 2.1
Weight (kg): 0.47