Israel in History
The Jewish State in Comparative Perspective
By (author) Derek J. Penslar
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Israel in History by Derek J. Penslar
Book DescriptionCovering topical issues concerning the nature of the Israeli state, this engaging work presents essays that combine a variety of comparative schemes, both internal to Jewish civilization and extending throughout the world, such as: * modern Jewish society, politics and culture * historical consciousness in the twentieth century * colonialism, anti-colonialism and postcolonial state-building. With its open-ended, comparative approach, Israel in History provides a useful means of correcting the biases found in so much scholarship on Israel, be it sympathetic or hostile. This book will appeal to scholars and students with research interests in many fields, including Israeli Studies, Middle East Studies, and Jewish Studies.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780415400374
(234mm x 156mm x 16mm)
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Publish Date: 13-Oct-2006
Country of Publication: United Kingdom
Books By Author Derek J. Penslar
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Shylock's Children, Hardback (June 2001)
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In Search of Jewish Community, Paperback (June 1998)» View all books by Derek J. Penslar
Presents the re-emerging sense of community within the German-speaking Jewish population of Germany and Austria in the two decades after World War I. This book shows that while Jews may have experienced a deepening sense of impending crisis and economic decline, a renewal of Jewish communal life took place as new groupings sprang up.
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Author Biography - Derek J. Penslar
University of Toronto, Canada
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