Reckless Rites Purim and the Legacy of Jewish Violence
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Historical accounts of Jewish violence--particularly against Christians--have long been explosive material. Some historians have distorted these records for anti-Semitic purposes. Others have discounted, dismissed, or simply ignored the evidence, often for apologetic purposes. In Reckless Rites, Elliott Horowitz takes a new and forthright look at both the history of Jewish violence since late antiquity and the ways in which generations of historians have grappled with that history. In the process, he has written the most wide-ranging book on Jewish violence in any language, and the first to fully acknowledge and address the actual anti-Christian practices that became part of the playful,…
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 9/22/2008
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
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