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Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition
Anti-Judaism: The Western TraditionSunday, January 26, 2014 - 2:00 pm
“a magisterial work of intellectual history.”
— Publishers Weekly
Scholar and author David Nirenberg discussed his new book, Anti-Judaism: The Western Tradition, critically acclaimed for its wide-ranging explanation of why so much of the world has spent so much energy thinking about Jews and Judaism.
David Nirenberg is the Deborah R. and Edgar D. Jannotta Professor of Medieval History and Social Thought at the University of Chicago, where he also serves as director of the Neubauer Collegium for Culture and Society. His research focuses on the ways in which Jewish, Christian, and Islamic societies have interacted with each other over the ages. His books include Communities of Violence: Persecution of Minorities in the Middle Ages, and Judaism and Christian Art. Dr. Nirenberg is a frequent contributor to publications including The Nation, The New Republic, and the London Review of Books.
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This was the 2014 Horwitz Family Lecture in Jewish History, generously endowed by the Horwitz Charitable Fund.