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By James Renton,Ben Gidley

this is often the 1st ebook to check the connection among ecu antisemitism and Islamophobia from the Crusades until eventually the twenty-first century within the relevant flashpoints of the 2 racisms. With case reviews starting from the Balkans to the united kingdom, the individuals take the controversy clear of politicised polemics approximately even if Muslims are the recent Jews. a lot earlier scholarship and public dialogue has curious about evaluating ecu rules approximately Jews and Judaism in the earlier with modern attitudes in the direction of Muslims and Islam. This quantity rejects this method. in its place, it interrogates how the dynamic courting among antisemitism and Islamophobia has developed over the years and house. The result's the uncovering of a formerly unknown tale within which ecu principles approximately Jews and Muslims have been certainly hooked up, yet have been additionally ripped aside. faith, empire, nation-building, and conflict, all performed their half within the complicated evolution of this relationship.  in addition as a learn of prejudice, this publication additionally opens up a brand new region of inquiry: how Muslims, Jews, and others have spoke back to those traditionally attached racisms.

The quantity brings jointly prime students within the rising box of antisemitism-Islamophobia experiences who paintings in a various variety of disciplines: anthropology, historical past, sociology, severe thought, and literature. jointly, they assist us to appreciate a Europe within which Jews and Arabs have been as soon as referred to as Semites, and at the present time are broadly regarded as on assorted facets of the battle on Terror.


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