In Search of Israel - Brenner, Michael
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Many 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 prosperous new Middle East. It is this paradox, says historian Michael Brenner--the Jewish people's wish for a homeland both normal and exceptional- that shapes Israel's ongoing struggle to define itself and secure a place among nations. In Search of Israel is a major…mehr

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Many 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 prosperous new Middle East. It is this paradox, says historian Michael Brenner--the Jewish people's wish for a homeland both normal and exceptional- that shapes Israel's ongoing struggle to define itself and secure a place among nations. In Search of Israel is a major new history of this struggle from the late nineteenth century to our time.
  • Produktdetails
  • Verlag: Princeton University Press
  • Seitenzahl: 372
  • Erscheinungstermin: 1. März 2018
  • Englisch
  • Abmessung: 223mm x 146mm x 40mm
  • Gewicht: 631g
  • ISBN-13: 9780691179285
  • ISBN-10: 069117928X
  • Artikelnr.: 49297748
Autorenporträt
Michael Brenner is the Seymour and Lilian Abensohn Chair in Israel Studies and director of the Center for Israel Studies at American University and Professor of Jewish History and Culture at Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich. His many books include A Short History of the Jews (Princeton).
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"There are excellent histories of both Zionism and the state of Israel, but Michael Brenner has managed to combine the two subjects in a single volume that takes the reader from the original vision of Theodor Herzl to the present. This is an authoritative account of a complex and absorbing story."--Itamar Rabinovich, president of The Israel Institute and Israel's former ambassador to the United States