The History of Israel / Edition 1

The History of Israel / Edition 1

by Arnold Blumberg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0313302243

ISBN-13: 9780313302244

Pub. Date: 08/28/1998

Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated

Every school and public library should update its resources on the history of Israel with this engagingly written and succinct narrative history from biblical times through 1997. This readable history, based on the most recent scholarship, provides a chronological narrative that examines the political, religious, and social components of Israel's turbulent history.

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Every school and public library should update its resources on the history of Israel with this engagingly written and succinct narrative history from biblical times through 1997. This readable history, based on the most recent scholarship, provides a chronological narrative that examines the political, religious, and social components of Israel's turbulent history. A thorough examination of the events from the Six Day War of 1967 through the struggle for peace in 1997 is of special interest. The work provides a timeline of events in the history of Israel, biographical sketches of key figures in Israeli history, and an annotated bibliography of books of interest to students and general readers.

The prologue gives an overview of the land, its government, resources, and culture. The first few chapters describe the earliest history of the land through the 19th century settlement of European Jews seeking to escape persecution and to build a Jewish state. Following the Holocaust, refugees poured into the region and political and military struggle culminated in the birth of the State of Israel in 1948. Blumberg, an expert on the history of Israel, then details the years of growth and successive wars with Israel's Arab neighbors from 1948 through 1973. In an extended discussion, he examines the political turbulence within Israel from the late 1970s through 1997, Israel's relations with its neighbors and the international community, and the progress and setbacks in the struggle for peace between Israel and the Arabs.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780313302244
Publisher:
Greenwood Publishing Group, Incorporated
Publication date:
08/28/1998
Series:
Greenwood Histories of the Modern Nations Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.38(w) x 9.48(h) x 0.98(d)
Lexile:
1280L (what's this?)

Table of Contents

Series Foreword

Preface

Timeline of Historical Events

Prologue

A Survey of Zion's Earlier History

The Old Yishuv, 1833-1880

The New Yishuv and Zionism's First Two Aliyoth, 1881-1914

The Third, Fourth, and Fifth Aliyoth, 1919-1939

The Holocaust and the Struggle for Survival, 1939-1948

Birth of the State of Israel, 1947-1949

Years of Growth, 1949-1966

The Six Days' War and Heady Self-Confidence, 1967-1973

The Yom Kippur War and Reappraisal, 1973-1977

The Likud Revolution, 1977-1983

The Uncertain Direction, 1983-1992

Meretz Holds the Helm; The Peace Process, 1992-1996

Epilogue

Notable People in the History of Israel

Selected Annotated Bibliography

Index

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