Land and Power: The Zionist Resort to Force, 1881-1948

Land and Power: The Zionist Resort to Force, 1881-1948

by Anita Shapira, Shapira Anita
     
 

ISBN-10: 0804737762

ISBN-13: 9780804737760

Pub. Date: 08/28/1999

Publisher: Stanford University Press


This book traces the history of attitudes toward power and the use of armed force within the Zionist movement—from an early period in which most leaders espoused an ideal of peaceful settlement in Palestine, to the acceptance of force as a legitimate tool for achieving a sovereign Jewish state.

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This book traces the history of attitudes toward power and the use of armed force within the Zionist movement—from an early period in which most leaders espoused an ideal of peaceful settlement in Palestine, to the acceptance of force as a legitimate tool for achieving a sovereign Jewish state.

Reviews

"A rich and sophisticated work that nicely complements more conventional political-historical studies of the Arab-Israeli conflict. . . . Shapira sifts through a vast body of material, ranging from essays, poems, and memoir literature to the unpublished minutes of political party and youth group meetings. Shapira interprets these sources with sensitivity and insight . . . and writes with power, compassion, and warmth. . . . A landmark book that is an outstanding contribution to the history of Zionist political thought and culture."

—American Historical Review

"This is a superb book . . . a well-researched, detailed, and scholarly account that provides new and valuable insights into the dilemma posed by the formation and elaboration of a more forceful Israeli military posture."

—The Historian

"Shapira's powerful, well-written, lucid intellectual history of a segment of the Zionist movement . . . is fascinating and easy to read." —Journal of Economic Literature

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780804737760
Publisher:
Stanford University Press
Publication date:
08/28/1999
Series:
Stanford Studies in Jewish History and C Series
Edition description:
1
Pages:
464
Sales rank:
689,909
Product dimensions:
6.13(w) x 9.25(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

IThe Crystallization of a Defensive Ethos, 1881-1921
1The Birth of a National Ethos3
2The First and Second Aliyah53
3The Emergence of the Defensive Ethos83
IIThe Heyday of the Defensive Ethos, 1922-1936
4The First Challenge, 1922-1929129
5The Second Challenge, 1929-1936173
IIIThe Shift to an Offensive Ethos, 1936-1947
6The Arab Rebellion219
7Consolidation, 1939-1947277
Conclusion: The Birth of the State353
Notes371
Glossary416
Bibliography423
Index431

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