WorldCat Identities

Sand, Shlomo

Works: 88 works in 316 publications in 11 languages and 3,944 library holdings
Genres: History  Conference papers and proceedings  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Biography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Collector, Director, Interviewee, Author of introduction, Other, Publishing director
Publication Timeline
Most widely held works by Shlomo Sand
The invention of the Jewish people by Shlomo Sand( Book )

57 editions published between 2008 and 2015 in 8 languages and held by 1,051 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

All modern nation states have a story of their origins, passed down through both official and popular culture, and yet few of these accounts have proved as divisive and influential as the Israeli national myth. The well-known tale of Jewish exile at the hands of the Romans during the first century CE, and the assertion of both cultural and racial continuity through to the Jewish people of the present day, resonates far beyond Israel's borders. Despite its use as a justification for Jewish settlement in Palestine and the project of a Greater Israel, there have been few scholarly investigations into the historical accuracy of the story as a whole. Here, Shlomo Sand shows that the Israeli national myth has its origins in the nineteenth century, rather than in biblical times--when Jewish historians, like scholars in many other cultures, reconstituted an imagined people in order to model a future nation.--From publisher description
The invention of the land of Israel : from Holy Land to homeland by Shlomo Sand( Book )

44 editions published between 2003 and 2014 in 7 languages and held by 749 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

What is a homeland? When does it become a national territory? Why have so many people been willing to die for such places throughout the twentieth century? What is the essence of the Promised Land? Following the acclaimed and controversial The Invention of the Jewish People, Shlomo Sand examines the mysterious sacred land that has become the site of the longest-running national struggle of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries. The Invention of the Land of Israel deconstructs the age-old legends surrounding the Holy Land and the prejudices that continue to suffocate it. Sand's account dissects the concept of "historical right" and tracks the creation of the modern concept of the "Land of Israel" by nineteenth-century Evangelical Protestants and Jewish Zionists. This invention, he argues, not only facilitated the colonization of the Middle East and the establishment of the State of Israel, it is also what is threatening the existence of the Jewish state today.--From publisher description
Georges Sorel en son temps by Colloque international( Book )

11 editions published in 1985 in French and held by 166 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le XXe siècle à l'écran by Shlomo Sand( Book )

15 editions published between 2002 and 2005 in French and Spanish and held by 159 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Le cinéma est aussi un des instruments d'élaboration des mémoires collectives : le film historique raconte le passé en le posant en concurrant effronté des agents "agrées" et institutionnels. A travers une centaine d'oeuvres occidental, l'auteur analyse les modes de représentations audiovisuelles des grandes questions qui ont animé et bouleversé le XX è siècle : la formation des démocraties, la déclaration de la Première Guerre mondiale, la naissance du communisme, l'avènement des crises économiques, la montée du fascisme et du nazisme, les affrontements de la Guerre froide et du colonialisme ainsi que la décolonisation
On the nation and the "Jewish people" by Shlomo Sand( Book )

6 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 157 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Ernest Renan was one of the intellectual giants of the second half of the nineteenth century in France, the man who first opened up the study of nationalism. In this book, Shlomo Sand, the author of the best-selling The Invention of the Jewish People, demonstrates the complexity of Renanʹs thought. Sand shows the relationship of Renanʹs work to that of key twentieth-century thinkers on nationalism, such as Raymond Aron and Ernest Gellner, and argues for the continued importance of studying Renan. Alongside his essay, Sand presents two classic lectures by Renan: the first, the renowned "What Is a Nation?", argues that nations are not based upon race, religion, and language; in the second he uses historical evidence to show that the Jews cannot be considered a "pure ethnos." On the Nation and the Jewish People is an important contribution to the understanding of nationalism, bringing back into play the work of a profoundly misunderstood thinker. -- Back cover
L'illusion du politique : Georges Sorel et le débat intellectuel 1900 by Shlomo Sand( Book )

11 editions published between 1984 and 1985 in French and held by 148 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The words and the land : Israeli intellectuals and the nationalist myth by Shlomo Sand( Book )

4 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 133 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Twilight of history by Shlomo Sand( Book )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 115 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The acclaimed and controversial historian turns his critical gaze on the writing of history today. Drawing on his four decades as a professional historian, Shlomo Sand interrogates the academic discipline of history, whose origin lay in the need for a national ideology. In the last few decades, traditional history has begun to fragment, yet only to give rise to a new role of historians as priests of official memory. Working in Israel has sharpened Sand's perspective, since the role of history as national myth is particularly salient in a country where the Bible is treated as a history book. He asks such questions as: Is every historical narrative ideologically marked? Do political requirements and state power weigh down inordinately on historical research and teaching? And, in such conditions, can there be a morally neutral and 'scientific' truth? Despite his trenchant criticism of academic history, Sand would still like to believe that the past can be understood without myth, and sees pointers for this in the work of Weber and Sorel"--Provided by publisher
Die Erfindung des jüdischen Volkes : Israels Gründungsmythos auf dem Prüfstand by Shlomo Sand( Book )

10 editions published between 2010 and 2015 in German and held by 102 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Rezension der Ausgabe Propyläen, 2010: "Der 1946 als Kind polnischer Juden geborene Autor unterrichtet Geschichte an der Universität Tel Aviv. Sein umstrittenes Buch erschien 2008 und stand monatelang auf der israelischen Bestsellerliste. Seine Thesen verneinen so gut wie alles, worauf die Unabhängigkeitserklärung Israels von 1948 gründet: Es gibt kein jüdisches Volk, es fand 70 n. Chr. keine Vertreibung durch die Römer statt, jüdische Gemeinden am Mittelmeer oder in Osteuropa sind überwiegend durch Mission oder Konversion entstanden, die Palästinenser von heute sind eher die Nachkommen der Israeliten als die jüdischen Einwanderer. Dem Vorwurf, er entziehe damit Israel das Existenzrecht und es gehe ihm nicht um historische Wahrheit, sondern vor allem um politische Ziele, widerspricht der Autor heftig. Er ist allerdings der Auffassung, dass die Definition Israels als "jüdischer Staat" ein Viertel der Israelis zu Bürgern 2. Klasse mache. Das Buch ist eine wissenschaftlich-kritische Auseinandersetzung (50 Seiten Anmerkungen) mit dem israelischen Gründungsmythos und seinen innenpolititischen Auswirkungen. Vorkenntnisse erforderlich. (3) " (Herbert Lindenlaub)
Les mots et la terre : les intellectuels en Israël by Shlomo Sand( Book )

9 editions published between 2006 and 2010 in French and held by 84 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israël face à son passé by Shlomo Sand( Book )

5 editions published in 2010 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Crépuscule de l'histoire by Shlomo Sand( Book )

6 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in French and held by 48 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'auteur interroge son rapport à l'historiographie ainsi que les limites du discours moderne et contemporain sur le sujet. Sa réflexion brosse le tableau d'une vaste histoire de l'histoire, de la Mésopotamie au milieu du XXe siècle.--
La fin de l'intellectuel français? : de Zola à Houellebecq by Shlomo Sand( Book )

5 editions published in 2016 in French and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Qu'est-ce qu'une nation? : suivi de, Le judaïsme comme race et comme religion by Ernest Renan( Book )

2 editions published in 2011 in French and held by 39 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

De la nation et du "peuple juif" chez Renan by Shlomo Sand( Book )

6 editions published in 2009 in French and held by 35 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Mai 68 : grafiṭi ʻal ḳirot ha-Sorbon by Reʼuven Miran( Book )

2 editions published in 2008 in Hebrew and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ha-Inṭeleḳṭuʼal, ha-emet ṿeha-koaḥ : mi-parashat Draifus ṿe-ʻad Milḥemet ha-Mifrats by Shlomo Sand( Book )

2 editions published in 2000 in Hebrew and held by 31 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<> by Shlomo Sand( Book )

4 editions published in 2004 in Hebrew and held by 24 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

<> by Haim Bresheeth( Book )

3 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in Hebrew and held by 23 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Warum ich aufhöre, Jude zu sein : Ein israelischer Standpunkt by Shlomo Sand( Book )

2 editions published in 2013 in German and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

moreShow More Titles
fewerShow Fewer Titles
Audience Level
Audience Level
  Kids General Special  
Audience level: 0.64 (from 0.51 for The invent ... to 0.92 for Crépuscul ...)

The invention of the Jewish people
Alternative Names
Sand, Schlomo

Sand, Shlomo

Sand, Šlomo 1946-

Schlomo Sand

Shlomo Sand

Shlomo Sand historiador israelí

Shlomo Sand historicus uit Israël

Shlomo Sand historien israélien

Shlomo Sand Israeli historian

Shlomo Sand israelischer Hochschullehrer, Geschichtsprofessor in Tel Aviv

Shlomo Sand storico e scrittore israeliano

Ŝlomo Sand

Zand, Šelomoh 1946-

Zand, Shelomoh.

Zand, Shelomoh 1946-

Zand, Shlomo 1946-

Zand, Šlomo 1946-

Zand Šlomoh 1946-....

Занд, Шломо

Занд, Шломо 1946-

Шломо Занд

Շլոմո Զանդ իսրայելցի պատմաբան

זאנד, שלמה 1946-

זנד, שלמה

זנד שלמה 1946-....

ساند، شلومو

شلومو ساند

شلومو ساند مؤرخ إسرائيلي

شلومو سند تاریخ‌نگار و نویسنده اسرائیلی

상드, 슐로모 1946-

サンド, シュロモー

サンド, シュロモー 1946-


French (92)

English (66)

Spanish (25)

Hebrew (19)

German (18)

Russian (4)

Arabic (3)

Swedish (2)

Italian (2)

Turkish (1)

Czech (1)

On the nation and the "Jewish people"The words and the land : Israeli intellectuals and the nationalist myth