1. Introduction: roots of hate: anti-Semitism in Europe before the Holocaust; 2. The religious root; 3. The racial root; 4. The economic root; 5. The political root; Conclusion.
This 2003 book offers a truly systematic comparative and empirical examination of anti-Semitism within Europe before the Holocaust.
"...[a] remarkably well-balanced study...mature scholarship, accessible to general readers and illuminating for specialists. Highly recommended." -Choice "Roots of Hate's most obvious strength is the wide scope of the comparison it offers." -Lisa Moses Leff, Southwestern University, An Interdisciplinary Journal of Jewish Studies "Roots of Hate demonstrates that the Holocaust is an appropriate, indeed necessary, topic for rigorous mainstream comparative historical sociology...and that rigorous comparative historical sociology has much to add to the discourse. Roots of Hate is thus a major event for the field." -Jeffrey K. Olick, University of Virginia, American Journal of Sociology