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Shapira, Anita

Works: 160 works in 390 publications in 5 languages and 9,766 library holdings
Genres: History  Biography  Criticism, interpretation, etc  Conference papers and proceedings  Biographies  Sources  Bibliography 
Roles: Author, Editor, Interviewee, Other, Honoree
Classifications: DS149, 320.54095694
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Most widely held works by Anita Shapira
Israel : a history by Anita Shapira( )

25 editions published between 2012 and 2015 in English and Undetermined and held by 1,809 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Written by one of Israel's most notable scholars, this volume provides a breathtaking history of Israel from the origins of the Zionist movement in the late 19th century to the present day. Organized chronologically, the volume explores the emergence of Zionism in Europe against the backdrop of relations among Jews, Arabs, and Turks, and the earliest pioneer settlements in Palestine under Ottoman rule. Weaving together political, social, and cultural developments in Palestine under the British mandate, Shapira creates a tapestry through which to understand the challenges of Israeli nation building, including mass immigration, shifting cultural norms, the politics of war and world diplomacy, and the creation of democratic institutions and a civil society. References to contemporary diaries, memoirs, and literature bring a human dimension to this narrative history of Israel from its declaration of independence in 1948 through successive decade of waging war, negotiating peace, and building a modern state with a vibrant society and culture. Based on archival sources and the most up-to-date scholarly research."--Jacket
Israeli identity in transition( )

10 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 1,220 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The last 15 years have witnessed deep changes in Israeli society. The naive solidarity of the early years of statehood has given way to more sophisticated approaches, and the atmosphere of the 1990s was conducive towards critique and open discussion. It was the age of the Oslo Accords, of the large wave of immigrants from the Former Soviet Union, economic growth and prosperity, and a concurrent feeling of security and well-being. Israel was fast becoming a postcapitalist society, a junior member of the global village. This newly acquired self-assurance led to openness towards unorthodox views on basic questions of Israeli identity. This book attempts to come to grips with these themes. The complex texture of Israeli society is drawn here by a number of hands, presenting up-to-date approaches, as viewed by experts
Israeli historical revisionism : from left to right by Derek J Penslar( )

18 editions published between 2002 and 2013 in English and held by 994 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This collection of essays identifies and discusses the change that occurred about fifteen years ago when Israeli historians began disputing the events surrounding the creation of the State of Israel at the time of the 1948 War. Other related topics are also taken into consideration
Zionism and religion( )

6 editions published between 1998 and 1999 in English and held by 906 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The relationship between nationalism and religion has often been characterized by antagonisms and antipathy. In this anthology, scholars from Israel and the United States examine various perspectives - history, sociology, theology, law, political science - the complex nexus within Judaism of these two sources of repeated ideological and political dispute. Together these authors confront a fundamental question: was religion the essential foundation for Zionism, or merely a single component now amenable to modern interpretation? The collection demonstrates that "the permutations in the dynamic interaction between nationalism and religion are not confined solely to the plane of historical events, but are also evident in society and the intellectual sphere."
Yosef Haim Brenner : a life by Anita Shapira( )

9 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 883 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This study follows the life story of the writer, critic, and intellectual Yosef Haim Brenner, one of the leading figures of the Hebrew renaissance at the turn of the nineteenth century. It describes Brenner as a representative of the generation of young Jews who were exposed to modernity, underwent an identity crisis, and embraced Jewish nationalism as their way of coping with the 'death of God' and their deep attachment to the Jewish people, Jewish culture and its languages
Ben-Gurion : father of modern Israel by Anita Shapira( Book )

12 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 751 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

David Ben-Gurion cast a great shadow during his lifetime, and his legacy continues to be sharply debated to this day. There have been many books written about the life and accomplishments of the Zionist icon and founder of modern Israel, but this new biography by eminent Israeli historian Anita Shapira strives to get to the core of the complex man who would become the face of the new Jewish nation. Shapira tells the Ben-Gurion story anew, focusing especially on the period after 1948, during the first years of statehood. As a result of her extensive research and singular access to Ben-Gurion's personal archives, the author provides fascinating and original insights into his personal qualities and those that defined his political leadership. - Amazon
Land and power : the Zionist resort to force, 1881-1948 by Anita Shapira( Book )

20 editions published between 1992 and 2008 in English and held by 505 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

No other issue so dramatically demonstrates the deep change which occurred in the image of the Jew during the last century as the attitude toward the use of force. A people who were characterized as averse to violence and all forms of fighting adopted military might as its identity symbol. In Land and Power, Anita Shapira traces the road along which the Zionist movement gave up its early ideal of peaceful settlement in Palestine, to the incorporation of the use of force as a legitimate tool for realizing the idea of Jewish national sovereignty there. Shapira includes an in-depth discussion of the emergence of a new, "Israeli" national ethos, accompanied by its particular symbols, myths, and norms. She traces the evolution of a "defensive ethos" in the early decades of the century that reflected the scruples and inhibitions of first-generation socialist Zionist settlers. The appearance in the 1940s of an "offensive ethos" coincided with the coming of age of a new native-born generation, unfettered by their fathers' sensitivities. Shapira argues that this indicated that the barriers of ideology, moral norms, and mental restraints constructed by the founding fathers proved unequal to the impact of the social and political realities of state building. More than an account of political developments, Land and Power explores how the Israeli leadership and population developed a moral justification for the use of force. In so doing, Shapira points up the differences between leadership insights and the views of the general population, arguing that an ambiguity towards the use of force has always been a part of the Israeli national ethos
Yigal Allon, native son : a biography by Anita Shapira( )

7 editions published between 2007 and 2015 in English and held by 455 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Born in 1918 into the fabric of Arab-Jewish frontier life at the foot of Mt. Tabor, Yigal Allon rose to become one of the founding figures of the state of Israel and an architect of its politics. In 1945 Allon became commander of the Palmah - an elite unit of the Haganah, the semilegal army of the Jewish community - during the struggle against the British for independence. In the 1947-49 War of Independence against local and invading Arab armies, he led the decisive battles that largely determined the borders of Israel. Paradoxically, his close lifelong relations with Arab neighbors did not prevent him from being a chief agent of their sizable displacement." "A bestseller in Israel and available now translated into English, Yigal Allon, Native Son is the only biography of this charismatic leader. The book focuses on Allon's life up to 1950, his clash with founding father David Ben-Gurion, the end of his military career, and the watershed in culture and character between the Jewish Yishuv and Israeli statehood. As a statesman in his more mature years, he formulated what became known as the "Allon Plan," which remains a viable blueprint for an eventual two-state partition between Israel and the Palestinians. Yet in the end, the promise Allon showed as a brilliant young military commander remained unfulfilled. The great dream of the Palmah generation was largely lost, and Allon's name became associated with the failed policies of the past." "The story of Allon's life frames the history of Israel, its relationship with its Arab neighbors, its culture and spirit. This important biography touches on matters - Israel's borders, refugees, military might - that remain very much alive today."--Jacket
Essential papers on Zionism( Book )

14 editions published between 1995 and 1996 in English and held by 397 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Zionism, more than any other social and political movement in the modern era, has completely and fundamentally altered the self-image of the Jewish people and its relations with the non-Jewish world. As the dominant expression of Jewish nationalism, Zionism revolutionized the very concept of Jewish peoplehood, taking upon itself the transformation of the Jewish people from a minority into a majority, and from a diaspora community into a territorial one."--BOOK JACKET. "Bringing together for the first time the work of the most distinguished historians of Zionism and the Yishuv (pre-state Israeli society), much never before translated into English, this volume offers a comprehensive treatment of the history of Zionism. The contributions are diverse, examining such topics as the ideological development of the Jewish nationalist movement, Zionism and the diaspora, Zionist trends in the Land of Israel, relations between Jews, Arabs, and the British in Palestine, and Zionism as a movement of cultural renaissance."--BOOK JACKET
Berl : the biography of a socialist Zionist, Berl Katznelson, 1887-1944 by Anita Shapira( Book )

12 editions published between 1981 and 2008 in English and Hebrew and held by 370 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nation state and religion : the resurgence of faith by Anita Shapira( Book )

4 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 81 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The nation state and immigration : the age of population movements by Alexander Yakobson( Book )

5 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in English and held by 61 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berl : biyografyah by Anita Shapira( Book )

9 editions published between 1980 and 2000 in Hebrew and held by 58 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Tsiyonut ṿa-dat( Book )

6 editions published in 1994 in Hebrew and held by 56 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Berl Katznelson : ein sozialistischer Zionist by Anita Shapira( Book )

4 editions published in 1988 in German and held by 49 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ha-Tanakh ṿeha-zehut ha-Yiśreʼelit by Anita Shapira( Book )

3 editions published in 2005 in Hebrew and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yehudim ḥadashim, Yehudim yeshanim by Anita Shapira( Book )

3 editions published between 1997 and 2003 in Hebrew and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

L'imaginaire d'Israël : histoire d'une culture politique by Anita Shapira( Book )

8 editions published between 2005 and 2006 in French and Spanish and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ha-Maʻavaḳ ha-nikhzav : ʻavodah ʻivrit, 1929-1939 by Anita Shapira( Book )

3 editions published in 1977 in Hebrew and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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Israeli identity in transition
Israeli historical revisionism : from left to rightZionism and religionLand and power : the Zionist resort to force, 1881-1948Yigal Allon, native son : a biographyEssential papers on ZionismBerl : the biography of a socialist Zionist, Berl Katznelson, 1887-1944
Alternative Names
Anita Shapira

Anita Shapira historiadora israelí

Anita Shapira historica uit Israël

Anita Shapira historienne israélienne

Anita Shapira Israeli historian

Anita Shapira storica israeliana

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