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Language in time of revolution

Author: Benjamin Harshav
Publisher: Berkeley : University of California Press, ©1993.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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Deals with two remarkable events - the worldwide transformations of the Jews in the modern age and the revival of the ancient Hebrew language. This is a book about social and cultural history  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Benjamin Harshav
ISBN: 0520079582 9780520079588
OCLC Number: 25164211
Notes: "Sources on the Hebrew language revival / translated from Hebrew by Barbara Harshav": pages [181]-221.
Description: xii, 234 pages ; 24 cm
Contents: The Modern Jewish Revolution: An Essay on the History of Culture and Consciousness --
Transformations: Extrinsic and Intrinsic --
The Internal Response to History --
A New Period in History --
The Centrifugal Movement --
The Force of Negation --
The New Cultural Trends --
The Secular Polysystem --
Assimilation --
A Jewish Century --
The Continuous Rainbow --
The Individual --
Flashback: Collapse and Victory of the Enlightenment --
Politics and Literature --
Consolidation --
Two Endings to one Revolution --
The Age of Modernism --
The Revival of the Hebrew Language: Anatomy of a Social Revolution --
The Miracle of the Revival of Hebrew --
The Social Existence of Language --
Theory of Twin Systems --
Language as a Unifying Force --
The Pitfalls of Scholarship --
The Beginnings of the Language Revival --
Three Factors in the Revival of the Language --
The Life of "Dead" Hebrew --
The Revival of Written Hebrew --
New Cells of Society in a Social Desert --
Ashkenazi or Sephardi Dialect? --
Remarks on the Nature of Israeli Hebrew --
Principles of the Revolution: A Retrospective Summary --
Remarks Toward a Theory of Social Revolution --
Sources on the Hebrew Language Revival: Translated from Hebrew / Barbara Harshav --
Rachel Katznelson: Language Insomnia (1918) --
Yitzhak Tabenkin: the Roots (1937) --
Berl Katznelson: on the Question of Languages (1919) --
Yosef Klauzner: Ancient Hebrew and Modern Hebrew (1929) --
Tsvi Shats: Exile of Our Classical Poetry (1919).
Responsibility: Benjamin Harshav.

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"[An] altogether fascinating book. . . . [It is] among the most fascinating studies of the Hebrew revival to have emerged in recent years."--"Modernism

 
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