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In search of Israel : the history of an idea

Author: Michael Brenner
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 2018.
Edition/Format:   eBook : Document : EnglishView all editions and formats
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A major new history of the century-long debate over what a Jewish state should beMany Zionists who advocated the creation of a Jewish state envisioned a nation like any other. Yet for Israel's founders, the state that emerged against all odds in 1948 was anything but ordinary. Born from the ashes of genocide and a long history of suffering, Israel was conceived to be unique, a model society and the heart of a  Read more...
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History
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Brenner, Michael.
In search of Israel. The history of an idea.
Lawrenceville : Princeton University Press 2018
(OCoLC)1019657787
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Michael Brenner
ISBN: 9781400889211 1400889219
OCLC Number: 1022561571
Description: 1 online resource (xv, 372 pages) : illustrations, maps
Contents: The five seasons of 1897 : shaping the Jewish future --
Winter in Berlin --
Spring in Vienna --
Summer in Basel --
Fall in Vilna --
Winter in Odessa --
The seven-hour-land : a light unto the nations --
Utopian ideals --
Hebrew revival --
Socialist dreams --
Orthodox reservations --
The national home : a state in the making? --
The autonomy solution --
The one-state solution --
The two-state solution --
The elsewhere solution --
Original Israel : a state defining itself --
What is a Jewish state? --
Who is a Jew in the Jewish state? --
Where is the new Canaan? --
Greater Israel : a state expanding --
Seventh day realities --
Messianic visions --
Apocalyptic nightmares --
Peace illusions --
Global Israel : a state beyond borders --
Israel abroad --
Israel imagined --
Israel lost and found --
Conclusion : Israel's new order.
Other Titles: Israel.
Responsibility: Michael Brenner.

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"This edition is a substantially revised translation of Israel: Traum und Wirklichkeit des Jeudischen Staates by Micahel Brenner, A Verlag C.H. Beck oHG, Munchen 2016"--Title page verso.  Read more...

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