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Esau's Tears : Modern Anti-Semitism and the Rise of the Jews - Albert S. Lindemann

Esau's Tears

Modern Anti-Semitism and the Rise of the Jews

Hardcover Published: 25th March 2014
ISBN: 9780521593694
Number Of Pages: 598

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Esau's Tears explores the rise of modern racial-political anti-Semitism in Europe and the United States. Previous histories have been more concerned with description than analysis and most have lacked balance. The evidence presented in this volume suggests that anti-Semitism in these years was more ambiguous than usually presented, less pervasive and central to the lives of both Jews and non-Jews, and by no means clearly pointed to a rising hatred of Jews everywhere, even less to the likelihood of mass murder. Hatred of Jews was not as mysterious or incomprehensible as often presented, but may be related to the differing perceptions of the rise of the Jews in modern times.

'... an original and perceptive observation on virtually every page, a consistent challenge to the orthodox interpretation of modern antisemitism which may be seen as a landmark in its study ... Esau's Tears merits an important place in any historical assessment of modern antisemitism, while the author deserves a medal for bravery in writing the book'. History

Preface
The Long-Range Background
Anti-Semitism before the modern period: overview and definition
Modern times (1700 to the 1870s)
The Appearance of Modern Anti-Semitism (1870-1890)
Germans and Jews (1870-1980)
Anti-Semitic ideology and movement in Germany (1879 to the 1890s)
Socialists, Jews, and anti-Semites
Austria-Hungary: radical radicalism and Schlamperei
France: Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity
A sweet exile?
The Belle Epoque (1890-1914)
The ambiguities of 'failure' in the Belle Epoque: Germany and Austria
The ambiguous successes: Great Britain and the United States
A Decade of War and Revolution (1914-1924)
World War I
Jews and revolution (1917-1934)
The Fascist Era: Europe Between the Wars
Fascism and Anti-Semitism
Epilogue
Conclusions
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ISBN: 9780521593694
ISBN-10: 0521593697
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 598
Published: 25th March 2014
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.8 x 15.2  x 3.8
Weight (kg): 0.99