The Devil and the Jews (Book published September 27, 2002)


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Author  Joshua Trachtenberg
Publisher  University of Nebraska Press
Publication Date   September 27, 2002
ISBN  0827602278
Pages  278

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A JPS bestseller, this is the definitive work of scholarship on the medieval conception of the Jew as devil—literally and figuratively. Through documents, analysis, and illustrations, the book exposes the full spectrum of the Jew’s demonization as devil, sorcerer, and ritual murderer. The author reveals how these myths, many with origins traced to Christian Europe in the late Middle Ages, still exist in transmuted form in the modern era.

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