Zionism and the Fin de Siecle: Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism from Nordau to Jabotinsky / Edition 1

Zionism and the Fin de Siecle: Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism from Nordau to Jabotinsky / Edition 1

by Michael Stanislawski
     
 


"Stanislawski shows that each of these three [Nordau, Lilien, and Jabotinsky] came to Zionism out of engagement with the larger issues that preoccupied intellectuals and artists at the turn of the century and that the adoption of Jewish nationalism was by no means a foregone conclusion or an inevitable trajectory. The chapters are written in a lively and… See more details below

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"Stanislawski shows that each of these three [Nordau, Lilien, and Jabotinsky] came to Zionism out of engagement with the larger issues that preoccupied intellectuals and artists at the turn of the century and that the adoption of Jewish nationalism was by no means a foregone conclusion or an inevitable trajectory. The chapters are written in a lively and accessible style."—David Biale, author of Eros and the Jews

"Stanislawski has literally rewritten the early history of Zionism. . . . [His] discovery and masterly use of Nordau's correspondence with Olga Novikova and his treatment of Jabotinsky's youthful journalistic sallies are models of lucid and absorbing historical analysis."—Derek. J. Penslar, author of Shylock's Children

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780520227880
Publisher:
University of California Press
Publication date:
06/02/2001
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
303
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 0.75(d)

Meet the Author

Michael Stanislawski is Nathan J. Miller Professor of Jewish History at Columbia University. His previous books include Psalms for the Tsar (1988) and For Whom Do I Toil? (1988).

Table of Contents

List of Illustrations
Acknowledgments
Introduction
1Cosmopolitanism, Zionism, and Assimilation: The Case of Theodor Herzl1
2Max Nordau, the Improbable Bourgeois19
3Nordau and Novikova: Romance with an Antisemite and the Road to Zionism36
4Nordau's Zionism: From Heine to Bar Kochba74
5From Jugendstil to "Judenstil": Cosmopolitanism and Nationalism in the Work of Ephraim Moses Lilien98
6Vladimir Jabotinsky, from Odessa to Rome and Back: "Dichtung und Wahrheit"116
7Jabotinsky's Road to Zionism150
8Jabotinsky's Early Zionism: From "In the City of Slaughter" to Alien Land178
9Vladimir Jabotinsky, Cosmopolitan Ultra-Nationalist203
Conclusion239
Notes249
Bibliography267
Index277

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