Zionism: A Very Short Introduction

Zionism: A Very Short Introduction

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In this Very Short Introduction, Michael Stanislawski presents an impartial and disinterested history of Zionist ideology from its origins to the present. Sharp and accessible, he charts the crucial moments in the ideological development of Zionism, including the emergence of modern Jewish nationalism in early nineteenth century Europe, the founding of the Zionist movement by Theodor Herzl in 1897, right through to the rise of the aPeace Nowa movement, and
the election of conservative prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu. Stanislawski's balanced analysis of these controversial events illuminates why, despite the undeniable success in its goal of creating a Jewish state, profound questions remain today about the long-term viability of Zionist ideology in a rapidly
destabilizing Middle East.

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Product details

  • Paperback | 152 pages
  • 117 x 173 x 9mm | 118g
  • New York, United States
  • English
  • 2nd ed.
  • 10; 10
  • 0199766045
  • 9780199766048
  • 344,543

Table of contents

CHAPTER 1: INTRODUCTION
CHAPTER 2: MODERN JEWISH NATIONALISM, 1872-1897
CHAPTER 3: THEODOR HERZL AND THE CREATION OF THE ZIONIST MOVEMENT 1897-1917
CHAPTER 4: THE WEIZMANN ERA AND THE BALFOUR DECLARATION
CHAPTER 5: SOCIALIST AND REVISIONIST ZIONISMS, 1917-1937
CHAPTER 6: ZIONISM IN WORLD WAR II AND ITS AFTERMATH
CHAPTER 7: ZIONISM IN A JEWISH STATE, 1948-1967
CHAPTER 8: 1967-1977: NATIONALISM AND MESSIANISM
CHAPTER 9: 1977-1995
CHAPTER 10: SINCE 1995
REFERENCES
FURTHER READING
INDEX
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About Michael Stanislawski

Michael Stanislawski is the Nathan J. Miller Professor of Jewish History at Columbia University Press, where he has taught since 1980. He is the author of six books on Jewish, Russian, and European intellectual history, including Zionism and the Fin de Siecle.
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