Israel: A History (Hardback)Anita Shapira (author)
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Publisher: University Press of New England
Number of pages: 528
Weight: 921 g
Dimensions: 235 x 155 x 38 mm
"This is surely a much-needed primer for an English-language audience that is often unaware of the intricacies of the country's social past, knowing only about the battles and intifadas that seem to make up its history. . . . Shapira's accessible survey of Israeli history provides a thought-provoking text for those unfamiliar with the Jewish state."-- "Jerusalem Post"
"[A]n indispensable guide. . . . The author is at her best focusing on economic, social, and culture history--she makes deft use of Hebrew literature to illuminate her points, and she succinctly captures the zeitgeist of the times."-- "Publishers Weekly"
"A fascinating new one-volume history of Israel by the eminent Israeli historian Anita Shapira explains Arab thinking about partition back in 1947 and the many other unexpected and real events that have comprised Israel's history from the beginnings of the Zionist movement in the 1890s through the second intifada in 2001. Unlike other histories that often tell Israel's story by jumping from one war to the next, this one, called "Israel: A History" (Brandeis), captures the nation's diversity and cultural richness along with its existential struggles."-- "Jewish Week"
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