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By James Renton,Ben Gidley

this is often the 1st ebook to envision the connection among eu antisemitism and Islamophobia from the Crusades till the twenty-first century within the important flashpoints of the 2 racisms. With case reports starting from the Balkans to the united kingdom, the members take the controversy clear of politicised polemics approximately even if Muslims are the recent Jews. a lot prior scholarship and public dialogue has concerned about evaluating ecu principles approximately Jews and Judaism in the prior with modern attitudes in the direction of Muslims and Islam. This quantity rejects this method. as a substitute, it interrogates how the dynamic courting among antisemitism and Islamophobia has advanced over the years and house. The result's the uncovering of a formerly unknown tale during which ecu rules approximately Jews and Muslims have been certainly hooked up, yet have been additionally ripped aside. faith, empire, nation-building, and warfare, all performed their half within the complicated evolution of this relationship.  in addition as a examine of prejudice, this e-book additionally opens up a brand new zone of inquiry: how Muslims, Jews, and others have answered to those traditionally attached racisms.

The quantity brings jointly best students within the rising box of antisemitism-Islamophobia experiences who paintings in a various diversity of disciplines: anthropology, background, sociology, severe idea, and literature. jointly, they assist us to appreciate a Europe during which Jews and Arabs have been as soon as referred to as Semites, and at the present time are greatly considered on assorted aspects of the warfare on Terror.


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