Theodor Herzl and the Origins of Zionism

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The essays examine Herzl's relations with Viennese contemporaries, his use of his position as a prominent journalist to obtain audiences with world leaders, his negotiations with Germany and Britain for a national territory for Jews, and his attempts to analyze and reshape Jewish identity in his fictional writings.

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Overview

The essays examine Herzl's relations with Viennese contemporaries, his use of his position as a prominent journalist to obtain audiences with world leaders, his negotiations with Germany and Britain for a national territory for Jews, and his attempts to analyze and reshape Jewish identity in his fictional writings.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780748609444
  • Publisher: Edinburgh University Press
  • Publication date: 9/11/1997
  • Pages: 240
  • Product dimensions: 6.20 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Table of Contents

Preface
Reinventing the Jews: From Moses Mendelssohn to Theodor Herzl 3
Ambassador Herzl and the Blueprint for a Modern State 12
Herzl and Kaiser Wilhelm II: A German Protectorate in Palestine? 27
Herzl and the Uganda Controversy 39
Herzl's Anglophilia 54
'Dynamite' or 'Affront'? The Jewish Question in Herzl's Play Das neue Ghetto 62
Theodor Herzl's Zionism as Gendered Discourse 74
Women and Zionist Journalism: 'Frauen in der Welt der Manner' 87
Political versus Cultural Zionism: Reflections on Herzl and Buber 96
The Case of Kraus versus Herzl 107
Defending the Idea of the Jewish State: The Career of Robert Stricker 122
Zionism, the Shoah and the Foundations of Israeli Identity 135
Karl Kraus in Context: Recent Developments in Research 151
Austrian Publishers and Archives 162
Moritz Csaky and Walter Pass (eds), Europa in Zeitalter Mozarts; Hans-Josef Irmen (ed.), Die Protokolle der Wiener Freimaurerloge 'Zur wahren Eintracht' (1781-1785); Daniel Heartz, Haydn, Mozart and the Viennese School, 1740-1780; Thomas Bauman and Marita Petzoldt McClymonds (eds), Opera and the Enlightenment 170
Hilde Haider-Pregler and Evelyn Deutsch-Schreiner (eds), stichwort grillparzer; Ian F. Roe, Franz Grillparzer: A Century of Criticism 173
Wolfgang Matz, Adalbert Stifter oder Diese furchterliche Wendung der Dinge 176
Thomas N. Burg, 'Sieches Volk macht siechen Staat': Arzt, Stand und Staat im 19. Jahrhundert 177
John W. Boyer, Culture and Political Crisis in Vienna: Christian Socialism in Power, 1897-1918 178
Charlie Jeffrey, Social Democracy in the Austrian Provinces, 1918-1934: Beyond Red Vienna 180
Dagmar Lorenz, Wiener Moderne 181
Andrew Barker and Leo A. Lensing, Peter Altenberg: Rezept die Welt zu sehen 183
Jacques Le Rider, Hugo von Hofmannsthal: Historicisme et modernite 184
Sandra McColl, Music Criticism in Vienna 1896-1897: Critically Moving Forms 185
Hartmut Krones (ed.), Alexander Zemlinsky: Asthetik, Stil und Umfeld 187
Sander Gilman, Franz Kafka: The Jewish Patient 190
Klaus Amann and Armin A. Wallas (eds), Expressionismus in Osterreich: Armin A. Wallas, Zeitschriften und Anthologien des Expressionismus in Osterreich 192
Stefan H. Kaszynski, Osterreich und Mitteleuropa. Kritische Seitenblicke auf die neuere osterreichische Literatur 195
Imke Henkel, Lebens-Bilder. Beobachtungen zur Wahrnehmung in Heimito von Doderers Romanwerk 197
Michael Kruger (ed.), Einladung zur Vermandlung. Essays zu Elias Canettis 'Masse und Macht'; Ursula Ruppel, Der Tod and Canetti 198
John Felstiner, Paul Celan: Poet, Survivor, Jew 200
Irene Heidelberger-Leonard and Hans Holler (eds), Antiautobiographie. Zu Thomas Bernhards 'Ausloschung' 201
Annette Doll, Mythus, Nature and Geschichte bei Elfriede Jelinek 202
Notes on Contributors 205
Austrian Studies 209
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