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Distributed for Karolinum Press, Charles University

Images of Malice

Visual Representations of Anti-Judaism and Antisemitism in the Bohemian Lands

Translated by Gwendolyn Albert and Hana Logan

Distributed for Karolinum Press, Charles University

Images of Malice

Visual Representations of Anti-Judaism and Antisemitism in the Bohemian Lands

Translated by Gwendolyn Albert and Hana Logan
Traces the history of visual representations of anti-Jewish hatred in Czech Bohemia.
 
The vicious scourges of religion-based anti-Judaism and ethnically-rooted anti-Semitism are tragically deep-seated aspects of Czech Bohemian history. Images of Malice—copublished with Artefactum—examines visual instances from the well-known low points of historic Bohemian anti-Semitic resentment, while also recasting common views of eras not typically associated with rises in virulent anti-Jewish sentiment. This mapping of the visual signs of anti-Judaism and anti-Semitism is also an account of their broader meaning, as the processes of stereotyping, delegitimization, dehumanization, and exclusion from society represent a more dire and universal problem. As Images of Malice makes bracingly clear, the danger of anti-Jewish visuals is still an urgent problem today, in Europe and beyond.

408 pages | 220 color plates | 8 1/2 x 10 3/4

Art: Art Criticism, European Art

Jewish Studies


Table of Contents

INTRODUCTION
Eva Janácová
6–9

ANTI-JUDAISM

THE 12TH–15TH CENTURIES: THE BEGINNINGS OF ANTI-JEWISH VISUALITY – Jan Dienstbier and Daniel Soukup
12–54

THE 15TH–16TH CENTURIES: ANTI-JEWISH VISUALITY AT THE BEGINNING OF THE EARLY MODERN ERA – Jan Dienstbier and Daniel Soukup
55–81

THE 17TH–18TH CENTURIES: FROM THE COUNTER-REFORMATION TO THE THRESHOLD OF THE ENLIGHTENMENT – Daniel Baránek
82–134

ANTISEMITISM

MORE THAN ILLUSTRATIONS: ANTISEMITIC IMAGERY IN RESEARCHING MODERN ANTISEMITISM – Michal Frankl
136–156

THE LONG 19TH CENTURY: THE BIRTH OF MODERN ANTISEMITISM – Jakub Hauser and Eva Janácová
157–236

1914–1945: ON THE ROAD TO CATASTROPHE – Milan Pech
237–299

1945–1989: ANTISEMITISM MASKED AS ANTI-ZIONISM – Blanka Soukupová
300–326

1989–2020: NEW FORMS OF ANTI-JEWISH PREJUDICE – Zbynek Tarant
327–358

IN THE WORLD OF CINEMATOGRAPHY REFLECTIONS OF ANTISEMITISM IN CZECH CINEMATOGRAPHY – Alice Aronová
360–372

SOURCES AND LITERATURE
374–394

LIST OF CONTRIBUTORS
395–396

INDEX OF NAMES
397–400

SUMMARY
402–406

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