Sites of European Antisemitism in the Age of Mass Politics

Robert Nemes, ed.; Daniel Unowsky, ed.
With an Afterward by Hillel J. Kieval

Expected: July 2014

Brandeis University Press
2014 • 328 pp. 5 illus. 6 x 9"

$40.00 Paperback, 978-1-61168-582-4
$85.00 Hardcover, 978-1-61168-581-7
$39.99 Ebook, 978-1-61168-583-1

Sites of European Antisemitism in the Age of Mass Politics, 1880–1918


Robert Nemes, ed.; Daniel Unowsky, ed.
With an Afterward by Hillel J. Kieval

Explores local incidents of antisemitism and antisemitic violence across Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries

Sites of European AntisemitismThis innovative collection of essays on the upsurge of antisemitism across Europe in the decades around 1900 shifts the focus away from intellectuals and well-known incidents to less-familiar events, actors, and locations, including smaller towns and villages. This “from below” perspective offers a new look at a much-studied phenomenon: essays link provincial violence and antisemitic politics with regional, state, and even transnational trends. Featuring a diverse array of geographies that include Great Britain, France, Austria-Hungary, Romania, Italy, Greece, and the Russian Empire, the book demonstrates the complex interplay of many factors—economic, religious, political, and personal—that led people to attack their Jewish neighbors.

“[These essays] open up manifestations of hostility, conflict, and violence that are both numerous and varied…[The] field of vision is wide.  It encompasses speech, the dissemination of the written word, criminal litigation, economic boycott, political protest, and finally, acts of physical violence.”– from the afterward by Hillel J. Kieval

ROBERT NEMES is associate professor of history, Colgate University. DANIEL UNOWSKY is professor of history, University of Memphis.

This book can be purchased directly through the University Press of New England.