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The Resource Anti-semitism in France : a political history from Léon Blum to the present, Pierre Birnbaum

Anti-semitism in France : a political history from Léon Blum to the present, Pierre Birnbaum

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Anti-semitism in France : a political history from Léon Blum to the present
Title
Anti-semitism in France
Title remainder
a political history from Léon Blum to the present
Statement of responsibility
Pierre Birnbaum
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Subject
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
When the French Revolution promised the citizens of France liberty and equality, the Jews were not excluded. The Jews enjoyed full rights of citizenship in France long before they did in other countries, such as Germany or England. In the nineteenth and early twentieth centuries there were Jews in the highest ranks of the French civil service and government, and in 1936 Leon Blum became prime minister. Such men as Blum and, later, Pierre Mendes France, were known as Juifs d'Etat ('state Jews'). But with their rise to power came a new form of anti-Semitism. To the traditional vilification of the Jew as a wanderer, a sexual deviant and a usurer, was added the myth of the double-dealing statesman--one who used political power and position to undermine the strength and strip away the wealth of the true France ('la vraie France eternelle'). Such views predated the Dreyfus case, became acute under the Vichy regime, and persist today, as recent incidents of political and social anti-Semitism in France show so clearly. Pierre Birnbaum here provides an account of the origins, history and effects of anti-Semitism. He refers to and quotes from original source material, much of it previously unknown, and uses press reports, interviews and scurrilous verses to illustrate his theme--that there is a cancer at the heart of French society which has not yet been fully excised
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DLC
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Birnbaum, Pierre
Dewey number
305.892/4044
Index
index present
LC call number
DS146.F8
LC item number
B5713 1992
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
Series statement
Studies in social discontinuity
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Antisemitism
  • Jewish statesmen
  • Jews
  • France
  • France
Label
Anti-semitism in France : a political history from Léon Blum to the present, Pierre Birnbaum
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Publication
Note
Translation of: Un mythe politique, "la République juive."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Assessing Anti-Semitism in France -- pt. I. The Fate of Franco-Judaism -- Introduction: From Court Jews to State Jews. 1. Between State, Republic and Socialism. 2. Israelite, Jew or Zionist? 3. The Jews of France vis-a-vis the Blum and Mendes France Governments -- pt. II. Drumont's Legacy: Jewish Money, Perversion and Nomadism -- Introduction: Neither Right nor Left? 4. The Wandering Jew. 5. The Land and the Dead. 6. Wine, Water and Milk. 7. Hermaphroditism and Sexual Perversion. 8. The Antichrist. 9. Bloated Capitalist and Little Revolutionary -- pt. III. Political Anti-Semitism: 'The Jewish Republic' -- Introduction: Out of the State! Anti-Semitism and Anti-Protestantism. 10. A State within the State? 11. Society Betrayed. 12. The Empire Abandoned
Control code
ocm24318418
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 317 pages
Isbn
9781557860477
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
91031806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)24318418
Label
Anti-semitism in France : a political history from Léon Blum to the present, Pierre Birnbaum
Publication
Note
Translation of: Un mythe politique, "la République juive."
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction: Assessing Anti-Semitism in France -- pt. I. The Fate of Franco-Judaism -- Introduction: From Court Jews to State Jews. 1. Between State, Republic and Socialism. 2. Israelite, Jew or Zionist? 3. The Jews of France vis-a-vis the Blum and Mendes France Governments -- pt. II. Drumont's Legacy: Jewish Money, Perversion and Nomadism -- Introduction: Neither Right nor Left? 4. The Wandering Jew. 5. The Land and the Dead. 6. Wine, Water and Milk. 7. Hermaphroditism and Sexual Perversion. 8. The Antichrist. 9. Bloated Capitalist and Little Revolutionary -- pt. III. Political Anti-Semitism: 'The Jewish Republic' -- Introduction: Out of the State! Anti-Semitism and Anti-Protestantism. 10. A State within the State? 11. Society Betrayed. 12. The Empire Abandoned
Control code
ocm24318418
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
xi, 317 pages
Isbn
9781557860477
Isbn Type
(acid-free paper)
Lccn
91031806
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)24318418

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