Antisemitism
(2,195 words)

1. Anti-Judaism and antisemitism

Anti-Semitism is an aversion to Jews that has been deeply rooted in Christian thought for centuries; in the early modern period, it manifested itself in stereotypes, everyday harassment, injustices, unequal treatment, and persecution of Jews (see also Jews, persecution of). In the Islamic world of that era, antisemitism—based on accusations voiced by the Christian s…

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Helbig, Annekathrin, “Antisemitism”, in: Encyclopedia of Early Modern History Online, Editors of the English edition: Graeme Dunphy, Andrew Gow. Original German Edition: Enzyklopädie der Neuzeit. Im Auftrag des Kulturwissenschaftlichen Instituts (Essen) und in Verbindung mit den Fachherausgebern herausgegeben von Friedrich Jaeger. Copyright © J.B. Metzlersche Verlagsbuchhandlung und Carl Ernst Poeschel Verlag GmbH 2005–2012. Consulted online on 16 July 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2352-0272_emho_COM_021657>
First published online: 2015
First print edition: 20160321



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