Esau's Tears explores the rise of modern racial-political anti-Semitism in Europe and the United States. Previous histories have been more concerned with description than analysis and most have lacked balance. The evidence presented in this volume suggests that anti-Semitism in these years was more ambiguous than usually presented, less pervasive and central to the lives of both Jews and non-Jews, and by no means clearly pointed to a rising hatred of Jews everywhere, even less to the likelihood of mass murder. Hatred of Jews was not as mysterious or incomprehensible as often presented, but may be related to the differing perceptions of the rise of the Jews in modern times.
- ISBN-13: 9780521795388
- ISBN-10: 0521795389
- Publisher: Cambridge University Press
- Publish Date: December 2000
- Dimensions: 9 x 6.1 x 1.4 inches
- Shipping Weight: 1.85 pounds
- Page Count: 600