Esau's Tears by Albert S. Lindemann
Modern Anti-Semitism and the Rise of the Jews

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Esau's Tears explores the rise of modern racial-political anti-Semitism in Europe and the United States. Previous histories have been more concerned with description than analysis and most have lacked balance. The evidence presented in this volume suggests that anti-Semitism in these years was more ambiguous than usually presented, less pervasive and central to the lives of both Jews and non-Jews, and by no means clearly pointed to a rising hatred of Jews everywhere, even less to the likelihood of mass murder. Hatred of Jews was not as mysterious or incomprehensible as often presented, but may be related to the differing perceptions of the rise of the Jews in modern times.
 

About Albert S. Lindemann

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University of California, Santa Barbara
 
Published August 28, 1997 by Cambridge University Press. 592 pages
Genres: History, Political & Social Sciences, Travel. Non-fiction

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Thus, he refers to modern anti-Semitism as ``transparently an ideology of revenge'' and alludes to the supposed ``Jewish sense of superiority (including certain kinds of measurable Jewish superiority) and the envy/hatred it has engendered.'' Finally, Lindemann, who calls for scholars to engage in...

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A professor of history at the University of California, Santa Barbara, Lindemann displays a wide breadth of history and of the historical literature, weaving together the social, intellectual and political histories of such disparate countries as England, Russia and Germany to buttress his conten...

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