Antisemitism: A Reference Handbook by Jerome A. Chanes

By Jerome A. Chanes

Antisemitism: A Reference guide is the 1st reference paintings to offer an international 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 trendy ongoing Palestinian Intifada, which has triggered serious reactions in Arab and Muslim groups around the globe, this specific paintings strains the heritage of the hatred of Jews worldwide.Approximately 20 biographical sketches profile advocates of antisemitism similar to William Marr, who coined the time period "antisemitism," and competitors of antisemitism resembling St. Anselm and Martin Luther King. during this critical but obtainable quantity, scholars, students, govt officers, and diplomats will notice the solutions to such perplexing questions as "What is antisemitism?" and "How does antisemitism relate to racism and to staff prejudice in general?"

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Alexandria was a second Athens. Jewish refusal to accept common religious and social standards was resented by the strongly Hellenized indigenous Egyptian population. Alexandria became the chief center of recognizable antisemitism in the ancient world. The main popularizer of antisemitic themes was the thirdcentury Egyptian priest and historian Manetho. Manetho taught that Jews were originally a group of Egyptian lepers who, when expelled from Egypt, became a tribe of misanthropic wanderers. Manetho, as an official historian, had credibility in Alexandria.

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Thus, the negative picture of the Jew as homeless wanderer—society’s castoff—did not begin with the development of Christian theology. 1 In the third century BCE there 25 26 Historical Narrative and Chronology was a sizable Jewish community in Egypt, centered in Alexandria. Egypt indeed had become the heart of the Diaspora; it was also the center of Hellenization. Alexandria was a second Athens. Jewish refusal to accept common religious and social standards was resented by the strongly Hellenized indigenous Egyptian population.

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