By Jerome A. Chanes
Antisemitism: A Reference guide is the 1st reference paintings to give a world survey of antisemitism that is going past its heritage to bare the roots and nature of antisemitism. Exploring how antisemitism has manifested itself in numerous international locations from pre-Christian instances to modern day ongoing Palestinian Intifada, which has brought on critical reactions in Arab and Muslim groups around the world, this specific paintings strains the heritage of the hatred of Jews worldwide.Approximately 20 biographical sketches profile advocates of antisemitism corresponding to William Marr, who coined the time period "antisemitism," and rivals of antisemitism akin to St. Anselm and Martin Luther King. during this critical but obtainable quantity, scholars, students, executive officers, and diplomats will realize the solutions to such difficult questions as "What is antisemitism?" and "How does antisemitism relate to racism and to workforce prejudice in general?"
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The status ensured the social, legal, and personal humiliation of the Jews. From the viewpoint of the general Christian populace, Jewish serfdom substantiated the religious and popular view of the degradation and wickedness of the Jews. Among the most serious of these manifestations, which reverberate to the present day, were those of the libels: the leveling 34 Historical Narrative and Chronology of false charges against Jews, particularly the blood libel and the libel of desecrating the host.
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Rabbinical jurisdiction was curtailed and eventually abolished. Proselytization was made punishable by death. Jews were excluded from holding high office. It is important to make an effort to gauge the effect of these transformations on the Jewish leadership. Emperor Constantine’s conversion to Christianity early in the fourth century must have stunned Jewish leaders. They doubtless realized that the legislation initiated by him and those who followed him differed from the anti-Jewish measures of earlier emperors, to which they had become inured.
Antisemitism: A Reference Handbook by Jerome A. Chanes