Includes bibliographical references (pages -463) and index.
Ch. 1. Demography and social (re)stratification -- Ch. 2. The challenge of emancipation : Jewish policies of the new nation states and empires (18th-20th centuries) -- Ch. 3. Identify constructions and strategies since the Haskalah : assimilation, its crises and the birth of Jewish nationalisms -- Ch. 4. The road to the Shoah : from Christian anti-Judaism to radical anti-Semitism -- Ch. 5. Epilogue : after 1945.