Portland-State-University 2023-2024 Bulletin

Hst 372 History of Antisemitism

Surveys the development of hostility towards Jews from antiquity to the present day. We will explore how anti-Jewish hatred has persisted over millennia even as it has adapted to individual historical and geographic contexts. Topics include anti-Jewish bias in the ancient world and foundational Christian sources; social and economic marginalization in medieval Europe; the emergence of political and racial antisemitism in the nineteenth century; Nazi antisemitism; and contemporary developments, including left- and right-wing antisemitism.



Cross Listed Courses

This is the same course as JSt 372 and may be taken only once for credit.
  • Up one level
  • 300