Philosemitism : admiration and support in the English-speaking world for Jews, 1840-1939 (Book, 1999) []
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Philosemitism : admiration and support in the English-speaking world for Jews, 1840-1939

Philosemitism : admiration and support in the English-speaking world for Jews, 1840-1939

Author: W D Rubinstein; Hilary L Rubinstein
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : St. Martin's Press, 1999.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
"Philosemitism is admiration and support for Jews by non-Jews, especially during times of anti-semitic persecution." "This work discusses philosemitism in Britain, America, Australia and Canada during the century between the Damascus blood libel of 1840 and the Holocaust (with a further chapter on the post-1945 situation)." "Philosemitism draws attention to a powerful and widespread movement which befriended the  Read more...

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Genre/Form: History
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: W D Rubinstein; Hilary L Rubinstein
ISBN: 031222205X 9780312222055 0333699505 9780333699508
OCLC Number: 40545388
Description: xiii, 276 pages ; 23 cm
Contents: Philosemitic Reactions to Jewish Crises --
'Barbarism and Bigotry': Philosemitism from the Damascus Affair of 1840 to the Moroccan Crisis of 1859 --
'The Sympathies of All Good Men': Philosemitism from the Mortara Affair of 1858-9 to Romanian Persecution in the 1870s --
'The Imperishable People': Protesting against Pogroms and Persecution in Russia, 1881-1906 --
'An Unspeakable Injustice': Philosemitism during the Dreyfus, Beilis and Frank Affairs, 1894-1913 --
'The Inmost Heart of Hell': Philosemitism from the First World War to the Holocaust, 1914-45 --
A Typology of Philosemitism --
'The Spirit of the Age': Liberal and Progressive Philosemitism --
'The Deepest Debt': Christian Philosemitism --
'The Age-Long Dream': Zionist Philosemitism --
'The Glorious Inheritance': Conservative and Elitist Philosemitism --
Epilogue: 'The Jewish Emergence from Powerlessness': Philosemitism in the Contemporary World, 1945 to the Present.
Responsibility: William D. Rubinstein and Hilary L. Rubinstein.


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'In their previous general histories of the Jewish communities of Great Britain and Australia, Bill and Hilary Rubinstein have challenged 'neo-orthadox' perceptions that antisemitism has been a key Read more...

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