Edited volume

Robert Nemes, Daniel Unowsky (2014)

Sites of European Antisemitism in the Age of Mass Politics 1880-1918

Publishing house Brandeis University Press
Place of publication Waltham
Language English

ISBN: 978-1-61168-582-4

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.

(From the publisher's website)