Israel: An Introduction

Israel: An Introduction

by Barry Rubin
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0300162308

ISBN-13: 9780300162301

Pub. Date: 01/31/2012

Publisher: Yale University Press

This comprehensive book provides a well-rounded introduction to Israel—a definitive account of the nation's past, its often controversial present, and much more. Written by a leading historian of the Middle East, Israel is organized around six major themes: land and people, history, society, politics, economics, and culture. The only available

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This comprehensive book provides a well-rounded introduction to Israel—a definitive account of the nation's past, its often controversial present, and much more. Written by a leading historian of the Middle East, Israel is organized around six major themes: land and people, history, society, politics, economics, and culture. The only available volume to offer such a complete account, this book is written for general readers and students who may have little background knowledge of this nation or its rich culture.

Based on research by scholars with extensive firsthand knowledge of Israel, this book offers accessible, clearly explained material, enhanced with a generous selection of images, maps, charts, tables, graphs, and sidebars. This book provides readers with a solid foundation of knowledge about Israel and provides useful reference lists by topic for those inspired to read further.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780300162301
Publisher:
Yale University Press
Publication date:
01/31/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
352
Sales rank:
385,184
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Preface vii

1 Understanding Israel 1

2 History 17

3 Land and People 81

4 Society 121

5 Government and Politics 192

6 Economics 237

7 Culture 271

Chronology of Israel 325

Glossary 331

Index 337

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