Sites of European Antisemitism in the Age of Mass Politics, 1880-1918
Editors: Robert Nemes and Daniel Unowsky
Afterword: Hillel J. Kieval
This 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.
Subject: Jewish Studies