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The Invention of the Land of Israel: From Holy Land to Homeland

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What is a homeland and when does it become a national territory? Why have so many people been willing to die for such places throughout the twentieth century? What is the essence of the Promised Land? Following the acclaimed and controversial The Invention of the Jewish People, Shlomo Sand examines the mysterious sacred land that has become the site of the longest-running national struggle of the twentieth and twenty-first centuries.

The Invention of the Land of Israel deconstructs the age-old legends surrounding the Holy Land and the prejudices that continue to suffocate it. Sand’s account dissects the concept of “historical right” and tracks the creation of the modern concept of the “Land of Israel” by nineteenth-century Evangelical Protestants and Jewish Zionists. This invention, he argues, not only facilitated the colonization of the Middle East and the establishment of the State of Israel; it is also threatening the existence of the Jewish state today.

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Groundbreaking new work from the controversial author of The Invention of the Jewish People

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Shlomo Sand studied history at the University of Tel Aviv and at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, in Paris. He currently teaches contemporary history at the University of Tel Aviv. His books include The Invention of the Jewish People, On the Nation and the Jewish People, L’Illusion du politique: Georges Sorel et le débat intellectuel 1900, Georges Sorel en son temps, Le XXe siècle à l’écran and Les Mots et la terre: les intellectuels en Israël.

Geremy Forman teaches in the Department for Land of Israel Studies at the University of Haifa. He has most recently contributed to the collection Reapproaching Borders: New Perspectives on the Study of Israel–Palestine.

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ISBN:
9781781680834
Subtitle:
From Holy Land to Homeland
Author:
Sand, Shlomo
Author:
Forman, Geremy
Publisher:
Verso
Subject:
Israel
Subject:
Politics - General
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
20140401
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in

Related Subjects

History and Social Science » Middle East » General History
History and Social Science » Middle East » Israel
History and Social Science » Politics » General
History and Social Science » World History » Israel
History and Social Science » World History » Middle East
Religion » Judaism » History
Religion » Judaism » Jewish History

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"Synopsis" by , Groundbreaking new work from the controversial author of The Invention of the Jewish People
"Synopsis" by , Shlomo Sand studied history at the University of Tel Aviv and at the École des hautes études en sciences sociales, in Paris. He currently teaches contemporary history at the University of Tel Aviv. His books include The Invention of the Jewish People, On the Nation and the Jewish People, L’Illusion du politique: Georges Sorel et le débat intellectuel 1900, Georges Sorel en son temps, Le XXe siècle à l’écran and Les Mots et la terre: les intellectuels en Israël.

Geremy Forman teaches in the Department for Land of Israel Studies at the University of Haifa. He has most recently contributed to the collection Reapproaching Borders: New Perspectives on the Study of Israel–Palestine.

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