Essential Papers on Zionism / Edition 1

Essential Papers on Zionism / Edition 1

by Jehuda Reinharz, Anita Shapira
     
 

ISBN-10: 0814774490

ISBN-13: 9780814774496

Pub. Date: 09/01/1995

Publisher: New York University Press

Zionism, more than any other social and political movement in the modern era, has completely and fundamentally altered the self-image of the Jewish people and its relations with the non- Jewish world. As the dominant expression of Jewish nationalism, Zionism revolutionized the very concept of Jewish peoplehood, taking upon itself the transformation of the Jewish

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Zionism, more than any other social and political movement in the modern era, has completely and fundamentally altered the self-image of the Jewish people and its relations with the non- Jewish world. As the dominant expression of Jewish nationalism, Zionism revolutionized the very concept of Jewish peoplehood, taking upon itself the transformation of the Jewish people from a minority into a majority, and from a diaspora community into a territorial one.

Bringing together for the first time the work of the most distinguished historians of Zionism and the Yishuv (pre-state Israeli society), many never before translated into English, this volume offers a comprehensive treatment of the history of Zionism. The contributions are diverse, examining such topics as the ideological development of the Jewish nationalist movement, Zionist trends in the Land of Israel, and relations between Jews, Arabs, and the British in Palestine. Contributors include: Jacob Katz, Shmuel Almog, Yosef Salmon, David Vital, Steven J. Zipperstein, Michael Heymann, Jonathan Frankel, George L. Berlin, Israel Oppenheim, Gershon Shaked, Joseph Heller, Hagit Lavsky, and Bernard Wasserstein.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814774496
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
09/01/1995
Series:
Essential Papers on Jewish Studies Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
752
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 2.04(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
Introduction1
1The Forerunners of Zionism33
2People and Land in Modern Jewish Nationalism46
3The First Aliyah: Ideological Roots and Practical Accomplishments63
4Tradition and Nationalism94
5The Afflictions of the Jews and the Afflictions of Zionism: The Meaning and Consequences of the "Uganda" Controversy119
6The Rejection of the Diaspora in Zionist Thought: Two Approaches133
7Work for the Land of Israel and "Work in the Present": A Concept of Unity, a Reality of Contradiction161
8Zionist Success and Zionist Failure: The Case of East Central Europe between the Wars171
9Representations of Leadership (and Failure) in Russian Zionism: Picturing Leon Pinsker191
10The State of the Zionist Movement on the Eve of the Sixth Congress210
11Hehalutz in Poland between the Two World Wars238
12Ideology and Structure in German Zionism, 1882-1933268
13Criteria and Conception in the Historiography of German and American Zionism298
14The Americanization of Zionism, 1880-1930318
15The Brandeis-Weizmann Dispute337
16Changes in the Social and Political Structure of the Second Aliya between 1904 and 1940371
17The "Yizkor" Book of 1911 - A Note on National Myths in the Second Aliya422
18Social and Intellectual Origins of the Hashomer Hatzair Youth Movement, 1913-1920454
19The Histadrut: From Marginal Organization to "State-in-the Making"473
20"Black Night - White Snow": Attitudes of the Palestinian Labor Movement to the Russian Revolution, 1917-1929509
21Fire and Water: Ze'ev Jabotinsky and the Revisionist Movement544
22Economic Structure and National Goals - The Jewish National Home in Interwar Palestine567
23The Balfour Declaration in Historical Perspective587
24The Zionist Movement and the Arabs617
25German Zionists and the Emergence of Brit Shalom648
26Patterns of Communal Conflict in Palestine671
27The Anglo-American Committee of Inquiry on Palestine (1945-1946): The Zionist Reaction Reconsidered689
28The Emergence of a Native Hebrew Culture in Palestine, 1882-1948727
29The National Idea and the Revival of Hebrew745
30Shall All Hopes Be Fulfilled? Genre and Anti-Genre in the Hebrew Literature of Palestine763
31Native Sons790
Selected Bibliography823
Index827
About the Editors857

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