Very Good- in Very Good- jacket. 812 pages. Former owners' names on front free endpaper. Some pages with underlining and/or annotations in pencil. Slight wear & slight soiling to spine, covers, corners & dustjacket. Some chipping to top margin dustjacket. Some fading to top front cover dustjacket. Slight soiling to edges. Slight foxing to front endpapers. IDEOLOGY AND EXPERIENCE Antisemitism in France at the Time of the Dreyfus Affair STEPHEN WILSON In this analysis of racialism in late-nineteenth-century France, antisemitism is studied not in isolation but in its social context, as an indicator and symptom of profound social change. As anticapitalism, for example, anti-semitism expressed hostility to modern economic forms and “the rule of money”; as a kind of socialism, it expressed opposition to the establishment without calling the social hierarchy into question; as a kind of nationalism and as racialism, it created a sense of belonging, in opposition to the Jews and to other supposedly alien groups within French society. Other aspects studied in this work are the religious, the sexual, and the cultural and intellectual, in which antisemitism again acted as the vehicle for the expression of fears inspired by and in reaction to the experience of rapid change, which was seen as a fundamental decadence. Always the supposed action of the Jews supplied an explanation of otherwise inexplicable phenomena. Analysis of involvement in the Dreyfus Affair, which dramatized antisemitism and gave it new appeal and legitimacy, and of the antisemitic movement and its activities indicates which social groups were particularly attracted to antisemitism: students, the clergy and Catholics generally, shopkeepers, army officers, members of the liberal professions, and the aristocracy. In each case, particular anxieties and grievances were articulated through a common ideology. There is little evidence that antisemitism was prompted by any experience of co-existence with actual Jewish communities, except in the East of France; the choice of Jews as scapegoats has, rather, historical and religious explanations. Antisemitism at this time was propagated by “intellectuals” through newspapers, pamphlets, and books; the new cultural media were used to fashion an abstract ideology from much older folk beliefs. The antisemitic movement of the time had no coherent programme. It did advocate various measures, culminating in extermination, against the Jews, but this was rhetoric, not practical policy. About the Author Stephen Wilson was born in 1941 in the Potteries, Staffordshire. He was educated at Rugby School and at Christ's College, Cambridge, England. He received his doctorate at Cambridge in 1966 for a thesis entitled “The Historians of the Action Française”. He has taught at various colleges and universities in Britain and the Uliited States, including the University of Edinburgh and the University of East Anglia, where he is now a lecturer in European history. He is married with two daughters. Size: 8vo. Quantity Available: 1. Shipped Weight: 1-2 kilos. Category: French History & Topography; Judaism; Social & Cultural History; Modern & Contemporary History (1789-); Modern & Contemporary History (1789-). Pictures of this item not already displayed here available upon request. Inventory No: 0019638.
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Near Fine. Thick 8vo. xviii, 812 pp. Illustrated with maps. Original maroon cloth binding. From the library of noted scholar of Judaica, Paul Lawrence Rose, whose signature and ink stamp are on the front free endpaper. This is a tight, near fine book.
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