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Anti-Judaism : the Western tradition

Author: David Nirenberg
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., ©2013.
Edition/Format:   Book : English : 1st edView all editions and formats
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"This incisive history upends the complacency that confines anti-Judaism to the ideological extremes in the Western tradition. With deep learning and elegance, David Nirenberg shows how foundational anti-Judaism is to the history of the West"--Amazon.
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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: David Nirenberg
ISBN: 9780393058246 0393058247 9780393347913 0393347915
OCLC Number: 783163429
Description: x, 610 p. ; 25 cm.
Contents: Thinking about Judaism, or, The Judaism of thought --
The ancient world: Egypt, exodus, empire --
Early Christianity: the road to Emmaus, the road to Damascus --
The early Church: making sense of the world in Jewish terms --
"To every prophet an adversary": Jewish enmity in Islam --
"The revenge of the Savior": Jews and power in medieval Europe --
The extinction of Spain's Jews and the birth of its Inquisition --
Reformation and its consequences --
"Which is the merchant here, and which the Jew?": acting Jewish in Shakespeare's England --
"Israel" at the foundations of Christian politics: 1545-1677 --
Enlightenment revolts against Judaism: 1670-1789 --
The revolutionary perfection of the world: 1789-? --
Philosophical struggles with Judaism, from Kant to Heine --
Modernity thinks with Judaism --
Drowning intellectuals.
Responsibility: David Nirenberg.

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Brilliant, fascinating. --Michael Walzer"

 
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