Introduction Biblical Origins of Redemptive Anti-Semitism Early Christian Sources Medieval German Patriotism and Hopes for the Extermination of the Jews German Humanist Anti-Semitism and Patriotism The Baroque Era: Tolerance and the Decline of Patriotism Pietism's Contribution to German Utopianism The Enlightenment and the Emergence of German Nationalism Romantic Nationalist Anti-Semitism A Belief in Germany: Religious Nationalism after Napoleon Radicalization of Anti-Semitism After the Revolution: Intellectual Redemptive Anti-Semitism Popular Nationalism and Anti-Semitism of the Late Nineteenth Century National Socialism: The Triumph of Redemptive Anti-Semitism Conclusion Bibliography
Explores the origins of German hopes for the elimination of Europe's Jews, tracing the history of this idea from its Biblical roots and expression throughout German history.
PIERRE JAMES has taught at a number of universities in Australia and Germany, including the University of South Australia and the Philipps University of Marburg./e He has published on a diverse range of topics concerning the Holocaust, the contemporary extreme right, racism, and the history of anti-Semitism.
?[t]o a significant degree this book is novel, both in its comprehensiveness and its explanatory power. All levels.?-Choice