The Devil and the Jews: The Medieval Conception of the Jew and Its Relation to Modern Antisemitism

by Joshua Trachtenberg

Book, 1993

Barcode

123458587

Call number

662 TRA

Publication

Philadelphia : Jewish Publication Society, [1993?]

Description

A JPS bestseller, this is the definitive work of scholarship on the medieval conception of the Jew as devil--literally and figuratively. Through documents, analysis, and illustrations, the book exposes the full spectrum of the Jew's demonization as devil, sorcerer, and ritual murderer. The author reveals how these myths, many with origins traced to Christian Europe in the late Middle Ages, still exist in transmuted form in the modern era.

Original publication date

1943

ISBN

0827602278 / 9780827602274
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