Antisemitism in Umberto Eco’s The Prague Cemetery

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https://doi.org/10.53032/tcl.2022.7.2.08

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Antisemitism, Christianity, Conspiracy Theories, Jews, World Domination

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The present paper focuses on the history of antisemitism and exploring it in the novel, The Prague Cemetery by Umberto Eco. Gradual development of antisemitism and conspiracy theories related to it will also be analysed in this paper. Umberto Eco's realistic portrayal of the then European society and various conspiratorial events and cover ups will also be dealt in the paper. The comparison between forging of the antisemitic text Protocols of The Learned Elders of Zion and its hate spreading message and use of it by Hitler as well as the main character Simone Simonini will also be done. A comparison will also be made between the condition of 19th century Italy and 20th century Germany. Simone Simonini's acquired antisemitism, xenophobism and conspiracy theory against the secret society The Freemasonry will also be analysed through the textual lines of the novel.

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Beller, Steven. Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction. Oxford University Press, 2015. p.1.

Beller,Steven. Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction. Pg.14.

Beller, Steven. Antisemitism: A Very Short Introduction. Pg.15

Bronner, Stephen Eric. A Rumor about the Jews: Conspiracy, Anti-Semitism, and The Protocols of Zion. Palgrave Macmillan, 2019. Pg.4.

Eco, Umberto. The Prague Cemetery. Vintage Publishers, 2012. Pg.6. (All textual quotations have been taken from this edition)

Capozzi, Rocco. “‘Revisiting History: Conspiracies and Fabrication of Texts in “Foucault’s Pendulum” and “The Prague Cemetery.” Italica, vol. 90, no. 4, 2013, pp. 620–49, http://www.jstor.org/stable/24368406. Accessed 2 Apr. 2022.

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2022-04-30
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DOI: 10.53032/tcl.2022.7.2.08
Published: 2022-04-30

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Salman, & Dr. Rani Tiwari. (2022). Antisemitism in Umberto Eco’s The Prague Cemetery. The Creative Launcher, 7(2), 62–69. https://doi.org/10.53032/tcl.2022.7.2.08

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