By Richard Levy

Written by means of most sensible students in an available demeanour, this specified encyclopedia bargains around the globe insurance of the origins, kinds, practitioners, and results of antisemitism, resulting in the Holocaust and surviving to the current day. Antisemitism has educated the idea and perform of politics and has permeated cultures around the globe. the road among anti-Jewish sentiment and different kinds of clash is tough to outline, however it is obvious that the harmful nature of antisemitism has harmed the human group for 2 millennia.
Entries during this encyclopedia span the interval from historic Egypt to the trendy period. Key theoreticians of Jew-hatred and their written works, its permeation of Christianity and glossy Islam, and its political, creative, and fiscal manifestations are lined. this is often the 1st complete paintings that offers with the full historical past of principles and practices that engendered the Holocaust.

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A concerted effort has been made to reflect the widest possible variety of viewpoints. Chosen for their expertise, the contributors have been allowed to have their say rather than being limited to the presentation of an imaginary consensus view of the issues at hand. In the process of editing submissions, no attempt has been made to censor their findings or mold them into a uniform scheme of interpretation. All that has been asked of each is a deep knowledge of the sources and a willingness to engage them critically.

Thus, there is no need in this encyclopedia for an entry on the Jewish Wars (66–73 and 132–135 CE) waged by the Romans in Palestine: they were no different from Rome’s other brutal wars of repression against rebellious peoples. However, the status of Jews within the Roman Empire does require treatment because it displayed unique characteristics that applied to no other people the Romans held in their power. Antisemitism, broadly conceived, has not only a lengthier history, lengthier than any other species of ethnic or cultural enmity, but is also the only prejudice that has scriptural sanction.

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