The persistence of anti-Semitism is a phenomenon that challenges Jewish historians to make ethical judgments a part of historical analysis. This comprehensive collection meets that challenge as its authors provide fresh insight into the complexities of anti-Semitism. The eight essays included in this volume are by noted scholars, each an expert in a specific historical period-from the ancient world to the twentieth century.
Cover; Title Page; Copyright Page; Contents; Preface; Anti-Semitism: An Overview; Anti-Semitism in the Ancient World; ""Anti-Semitism"" in Antiquity; Medieval Anti-Semitism; Robert Chazan's ""Medieval Anti-Semitism""; Anti-Semitism and the Muslim World; Comparative Perspectives on Modern Anti-Semitism in the West; American Anti-Semitism; Contributors; Index
"This book emerged from a conference sponsored by the Anti-Defamation League of B'nai B'rith and by the Joseph and Ceil Mazer Institute for Research and Advanced Studies in Judaica of the Center for Jewish Studies, City University of New York"--P. ix. Includes bibliographical references and index.