Antisemitism

A Very Short Introduction, 2nd Edition

Reddit icon
e-mail icon
Twitter icon
Facebook icon
Google icon
LinkedIn icon
Steven Beller
Very Short Introductions
  • Oxford, England: 
    Oxford University Press
    , December
     2015.
     152 pages.
     $11.95.
     Paperback.
    ISBN
    9780198724834.
     For other formats: Link to Publisher's Website.

Description

Antisemitism, as hatred of Jews and Judaism, has been a central problem of Western civilization for millennia, and its history continues to invite debate. 

This Very Short Introduction untangles the history of the phenomenon, from ancient religious conflict to 'new' antisemitism in the 21st century. Steven Beller reveals how Antisemitism grew as a political and ideological movement in the 19th century, how it reached its dark apogee in the worst genocide in modern history - the Holocaust - and how Antisemitism still persists around the world today.

In the new edition of this thought-provoking Very Short Introduction, Beller brings his examination of this complex and still controversial issue up to date with a discussion of Antisemitism in light of the 2008 financial crash, the Arab Spring, and the on-going crisis between Israel and Palestine.

About the Author(s)/Editor(s)/Translator(s): 

Steven Beller is a Visiting Scholar at George Washington University, Washington DC, and a former Research Fellow in History at Peterhouse College, Cambridge. His previous books include Democracy: All That Matters (Hodder & Stoughton, 2013) and A Concise History of Austria (Cambridge University Press, 2006).

Add New Comment

Reading Religion welcomes comments from AAR members, and you may leave a comment below by logging in with your AAR Member ID and password. Please read our policy on commenting.

Log in to post comments