Zealotry and Vengeance

Hardcover (Print)
Buy New
Buy New from BN.com
$87.00
Used and New from Other Sellers
Used and New from Other Sellers
from $79.95
Usually ships in 1-2 business days
(Save 8%)
Other sellers (Hardcover)
  • All (2) from $79.95   
  • New (1) from $92.03   
  • Used (1) from $79.95   

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.

Read More Show Less

Editorial Reviews

William A. Gamson
This book skillfully uses conflict theory and social movement theory to understand zealotry and vengeance. The author has the courage to analyze the growth of these tendencies in his own Israeli society.
Harvey Starr
From an interdisciplinary perspective, Peleg presents new, seminal observations regarding the connections between societal legitimacy and democracy with domestic conflict. By focusing on religion-based revitalization movements as identity groups, Peleg . . . challenge[s] the adequacy of the Realist state-centric paradigm for the study of conflict and violence in the global system.
Mobilization
Peleg's book is an impressive scholarly work. It is based on a rich theoretical background, with authoritative use of Russell, Arendt, Parsons, Manheim, and Habermas.
Terrorism and Political Violence
The judicious use of a clear theoretical framework, with a strong internal logic, places this composition on a par with the major classical works that attempt to provide an explanation for Jewish political violence in Israel.
Read More Show Less

Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780739103326
  • Publisher: The Rowman & Littlefield Publishing Group Inc
  • Publication date: 5/28/2002
  • Pages: 202
  • Product dimensions: 9.00 (w) x 6.00 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Meet the Author

Samuel Peleg teaches at Tel Aviv University and the College of Tel Aviv in Jaffa.

Read More Show Less

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

Read More Show Less

Customer Reviews

Be the first to write a review
( 0 )
Rating Distribution

5 Star

(0)

4 Star

(0)

3 Star

(0)

2 Star

(0)

1 Star

(0)

Your Rating:

Your Name: Create a Pen Name or

Barnes & Noble.com Review Rules

Our reader reviews allow you to share your comments on titles you liked, or didn't, with others. By submitting an online review, you are representing to Barnes & Noble.com that all information contained in your review is original and accurate in all respects, and that the submission of such content by you and the posting of such content by Barnes & Noble.com does not and will not violate the rights of any third party. Please follow the rules below to help ensure that your review can be posted.

Reviews by Our Customers Under the Age of 13

We highly value and respect everyone's opinion concerning the titles we offer. However, we cannot allow persons under the age of 13 to have accounts at BN.com or to post customer reviews. Please see our Terms of Use for more details.

What to exclude from your review:

Please do not write about reviews, commentary, or information posted on the product page. If you see any errors in the information on the product page, please send us an email.

Reviews should not contain any of the following:

  • - HTML tags, profanity, obscenities, vulgarities, or comments that defame anyone
  • - Time-sensitive information such as tour dates, signings, lectures, etc.
  • - Single-word reviews. Other people will read your review to discover why you liked or didn't like the title. Be descriptive.
  • - Comments focusing on the author or that may ruin the ending for others
  • - Phone numbers, addresses, URLs
  • - Pricing and availability information or alternative ordering information
  • - Advertisements or commercial solicitation

Reminder:

  • - By submitting a review, you grant to Barnes & Noble.com and its sublicensees the royalty-free, perpetual, irrevocable right and license to use the review in accordance with the Barnes & Noble.com Terms of Use.
  • - Barnes & Noble.com reserves the right not to post any review -- particularly those that do not follow the terms and conditions of these Rules. Barnes & Noble.com also reserves the right to remove any review at any time without notice.
  • - See Terms of Use for other conditions and disclaimers.
Search for Products You'd Like to Recommend

Recommend other products that relate to your review. Just search for them below and share!

Create a Pen Name

Your Pen Name is your unique identity on BN.com. It will appear on the reviews you write and other website activities. Your Pen Name cannot be edited, changed or deleted once submitted.

 
Your Pen Name can be any combination of alphanumeric characters (plus - and _), and must be at least two characters long.

Continue Anonymously

    If you find inappropriate content, please report it to Barnes & Noble
    Why is this product inappropriate?
    Comments (optional)