Zealotry and Vengeance

Zealotry and Vengeance

by Samuel Peleg
     
 

ISBN-10: 0739103326

ISBN-13: 9780739103326

Pub. Date: 05/28/2002

Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc

On November 4, 1995 the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin left Israeli society shocked and bewildered by the reemergence of religiously motivated political violence in an age of secularism. In Zealotry and Vengeance Samuel Peleg analyzes the social, political, and structural motivations and conditions that have encouraged this resurgence of religious violence. It

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Overview

On November 4, 1995 the assassination of Yitzhak Rabin left Israeli society shocked and bewildered by the reemergence of religiously motivated political violence in an age of secularism. In Zealotry and Vengeance Samuel Peleg analyzes the social, political, and structural motivations and conditions that have encouraged this resurgence of religious violence. It profiles the rise of the Zionist messianic movement from protest and activism to assassination, and asks whether the killing of Rabin was a fluke or a harbinger of things to come—based on Israeli society's extensive support for the proclivity to violence. The book provides students of political behavior and participation with both a scientific study of the extremist state of mind and an acute analysis of the cycle of violence and tolerance threatening to once again engulf the Middle East.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780739103326
Publisher:
The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
Publication date:
05/28/2002
Pages:
202
Product dimensions:
9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Chapter 1 Introduction Chapter 2 Propagating the Wrath of God Chapter 3 A Guide For The Perplexed: Religious-Political Violence Chapter 4 The Wrath of God: Who Propagates It? Chapter 5 The Wrath of God: Why Is It Propagated? Chapter 6 The Wrath of God: How Is It Propagated? Chapter 7 The Revitalized Identity Group as Actor Chapter 8 Religious-Political Violence in Israel—Where Is It Heading? Chapter 9 Postscript: The Abyss Looks Back

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