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Goldstein, Phyllis
A convenient hatred : the history of antisemitism / Phyllis Goldstein ; foreword by Sir Harold Evans
Alternate Title History of antisemitism
Brookline, MA : Facing History and Ourselves, c2012
book jacket
Location Call Number Status
 3rd Floor  DS145 .G652 2012    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Antisemitism -- History
Jews -- Persecutions -- History
Physical Description 405 p., [9] p. of plates : ill., maps. ; 23 cm
Summary A Convenient Hatred chronicles a very particular hatred through powerful stories that allow readers to see themselves in the tarnished mirror of history. It raises important questions about the consequences of our assumptions and beliefs and the ways we, as individuals and as members of a society, make distinctions between "us" and "them," right and wrong, good and evil. These questions are both universal and particular
Note Includes bibliographical references (p. [363]-374) and index
Contents Beginnings (586 BCE-135 CE) -- Separation : synagogue & church, Jew & Christian (29-414 CE) -- Conquests & consequences (395-750 CE) -- Holy wars & anti-semitism (700s-1300) -- The power of a lie (1144-1300) -- Refugees from intolerance (1347-1492) -- In search of toleration (1500-1635) -- Safe havens : Poland & the Ottoman Empire (1200s-1666) -- The Age of Enlightenment & the reaction (1600s-1848) -- Anti-semitism in an age of nationalism (1840-1878) -- Anti-semitism in France & Russia : "The snake ... crept Out of the marshes" (1880-1905) -- Lies, stereotypes & anti-semitism in an age of war & revolution (1914-1920s) -- In the face of genocide (1918-1945) -- Anti-semitism after the Holocaust (1945-1979) -- Anti-semitism & the Cold War (1945-2000) -- Anti-semitism today : a convenient hatred
Alternate Author Evans, Harold, 1928-
Facing History and Ourselves National Foundation

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