Semites and Anti-Semites: An Inquiry Into Conflict and Prejudice

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W. W. Norton & Company, 17/mag/1999 - 295 pagine
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"A powerful book. It combines the coolness of scholarship with conclusions that cannot fail to engage the passions."—Saul Bellow

The Arab-Israeli conflict has unsettled the Middle East for over half a century. This conflict is primarily political, a clash between states and peoples over territory and history. But it is also a conflict that has affected and been affected by prejudice. For a long time this was simply the "normal" prejudice between neighboring people of different religions and ethnic origins. In the present age, however, hostility toward Israel and its people has taken the form of anti-Semitism-a pernicious world view that goes beyond prejudice and ascribes to Jews a quality of cosmic evil. First published in the 1980s to universal acclaim, Semites and Anti-Semites traces the development of anti-Semitism from its beginnings as a poison in the bloodstream of Christianity to its modern entrance into mainstream Islam. Bernard Lewis, one of the world's foremost scholars of the Middle East, takes us through the history of the Semitic peoples to the emergence of the Jews and their virulent enemies, and dissects the region's recent tragic developments in a moving new afterword. "A powerful and important work, beautifully written and edited, and based on a range of erudition (in the best sense) that few others, if any, could command."—George Kennan
  

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Review: Semites and Anti-Semites: An Inquiry into Conflict and Prejudice

Recensione dell'utente  - Austin Wright - Goodreads

What an amazing 100 first pages!!! However the book eventually loses speed... I fully disagreed on Lewis' interpretation that the radical left is anti-semitic. Even though he does pick the most ... Leggi recensione completa

Review: Semites and Anti-Semites: An Inquiry into Conflict and Prejudice

Recensione dell'utente  - Abhishek - Goodreads

Its a very short book and describes the perception and misconception of Gentiles towards Judaism in a very perfect way. Leggi recensione completa

Indice

Acknowledgments
7
ONE The Holocaust and After
25
TWO Semites
42
THREE Jews
58
FOUR AntiSemites
81
SEVEN The War Against Zionism
164
EIGHT The War Against the Jews
236
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Bernard Lewis is Professor of Near Eastern Studies Emeritus at Princeton University.

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