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Ideology and Experience

Anti-Semitism in France at the Time of the Dreyfus Affair

Littman Library of Jewish Civilization

1982

September 1st, 1982

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In this analysis of racism in late nineteenth-century France, anti-Semitism is studied in its social context as an indicator and symptom of social change. The author provides a more general analysis of anti-Semitic ideology in France, and he concludes with a study of the Jewish response to this challenge.

'An excellent historical, sociological and psychological examination of anti-semitism ... even those who believe they understand the mechanics of anti-semitism will benefit from a reading of this book.' Jerusalem Post 'An unprecedentedly complete compendium of evidence ... exceptionally well written.' The Observer

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Stephen Wilson was formerly Reader in European History at the University of East Anglia. He is the author of Feuding, Conflict, and Banditry in Nineteenth-Century Corsica (1988), which won the Prix du Livre Corse, The Means of Naming: A Social and Cultural History of Personal Naming in Western Europe (1998), and The Magical Universe: Everyday Ritual and Magic in Pre-Modern Europe (2000).

Table of Contents

Table of Contents
Section TitlePagePrice
Cover1
Half Title2
Title Page4
Copyright5
Dedication6
Acknowledgements7
Contents8
Introduction10
Part One: The Dreyfus Affair, Public Opinion, and Antisemitism16
I. The Dreyfus Affair, Public Opinion Andantisemitism: I18
II. The Dreyfus Affair, Public Opinion Andantisemitism: II62
III. The Antisemitic Riots of 1898121
IV. The Henry Subscription 1898–9140
Part Two: The Antisemitic Movement in France at the End of the Nineteenth Century182
V. Drumont, La France Juive and La Libre Parole184
VI. The Ligue Antisemitique Francaise194
VII. The Antisemitic Movement: Miscellaneous Organizations, General Characteristics and the Press212
VIII. Antisemitism in French Politics: The Antisemitic Group in the Chamber of Deputies 1898-1906228
IX. The Antisemitic Movement in Algeria: French Antisemitism in Decline245
Part Three: Types of Antisemitism260
X. Economic Antisemitism262
XI. Social Antisemitism: "A Kind of Socialism"334
XII. Nationalist Antisemitism: "France for the French"394
XIII. Racial Antisemitism: "A Race Apart"471
XIV. Religious Antisemitism: "Among French Catholics"524
XV. Sexual Antisemitism: "Horribly Sensual"599
XVI. Antisemitism as an Ideology and its General Function617
Part Four: Antisemitism and the Jews668
XVII. Antisemitism and Jewish Presence: The Geography of Antisemitism670
XVIII. The Aims of Antisemitism686
XIX. Antisemitism and Jewish Response707
Part Five: Conclusion746
XX. Conclusion748
Guide to Further Reading758
Select Bibliography762
Index778