Dr. Adam Sutcliffe: A brief History of Philosemitism

European Leo Baeck Lecture Series London 2011

3. Mai 2011, 19.00 Uhr im German Historical Institute

Philosemitism is often misunderstood as simply antisemitism in sheep’s clothing. This lecture will argue that it is, on the contrary, a real and important phenomenon, with deep roots in both secular and Christian attitudes to Jews. The lecture will survey the history of philosemitism, from its emergence in the ancient world and in the early theology of Christianity, through its medieval, early modern and nineteenth-century role in politics, literature and culture, to its major manifestations in recent decades, from evangelical Christian supporters of Israel to the tourism and klezmer scene in Eastern Europe. It will also include a discussion of the complex role of philosemitism in contemporary global politics.

Adam Sutcliffe teaches European and Jewish history at King’s College London. He is the author of Judaism and Enlightenment (2003), and the co-editor of Philosemitism in History (Cambridge University Press, 2011).

Organisiert vom Leo Baeck Institute London, dem Jüdischen Museum, Frankfurt am Main und dem Fritz Bauer Institut, Frankfurt am Main, in Zusammenarbeit mit dem German Historical Institute London. Wir möchten besonders unserem Sponsor Bank Sal. Oppenheim jr.&Cie danken.

Der Vortrag wird im German Historical Institute, 17 Bloomsbury Square, London WC1A 2NJ stattfinden und um 19.00 Uhr beginnen.

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