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Edward Ducler Berenson, Vincent Duclert, and Christophe Prochasson

Print publication date: 2011

Print ISBN-13: 9780801449017

Published to Cornell Scholarship Online: August 2016

DOI: 10.7591/cornell/9780801449017.001.0001

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Antisemitism, Judeophobia, and the Republic

Antisemitism, Judeophobia, and the Republic

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(p.278) 31 Antisemitism, Judeophobia, and the Republic
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The French Republic
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Steven Englund

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Cornell University Press
DOI:10.7591/cornell/9780801449017.003.0032

This chapter discusses Antisemitism and its specific misconceptions in the context of France. It distinguishes between Judeophobia—a generalized dislike of Jews in a given population—and Antisemitism (with a capital A)—a systematic public attitude incarnated in an organized political movement. Judeophobia encompasses greatly varying degrees of hatred, contempt, scorn, and fear vis-à-vis Jewish people; in one form or other, it was an unfortunate constant of all of pre-1945 European history, a social condition of virtually any era. Antisemitism, however, dates from 1879–80 and was a European phenomenon, arising all but simultaneously in several of the Continent's leading polities.

Keywords:   Antisemitism, Judeophobia, Jews, European history, political movement, French Antisemitism, Jewish people

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