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The Political Philosophy of Zionism: Trading Jewish Words for a Hebraic Land (Paperback)
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The Political Philosophy of Zionism: Trading Jewish Words for a Hebraic Land (Paperback)

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Paperback 288 Pages / Published: 06/03/2014
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Zionism emerged at the end of the nineteenth century in response to a rise in anti-Semitism in Europe and to the crisis of modern Jewish identity. This novel, national revolution aimed to unite a scattered community, defined mainly by shared texts and literary tradition, into a vibrant political entity destined for the Holy Land. However, Zionism was about much more than a national political ideology and practice. By tracing its origins in the context of a European history of ideas and by considering the writings of key Jewish and Hebrew writers and thinkers from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries, the book offers an entirely new philosophical perspective on Zionism as a unique movement based on intellectual boldness and belief in human action. In counter-distinction to the studies of history and ideology that dominate the field, this book also offers a new way of reflecting upon contemporary Israeli politics.

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
ISBN: 9781107630185
Number of pages: 288
Weight: 390 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS
'For interested readers, the pleasures are intellectual, not emotional, as they savor the erudite author's intricate readings of a wide span of texts, buttressed by extensive footnotes ... all who make the effort will be rewarded by their journey through his stimulating book.' Stuart Schoffman, Haaretz
'This book offers a valuable corrective to the standard narratives of the intellectual origins of Jewish nationalism.' Journal of Israeli History
"This work offers a novel explanation of the origins of Zionism that goes beyond the historical and ideological perspectives, offering valuable insight on contemporary Israeli politics." --MIDDLE EAST JOURNAL
"...Chowers offers an elaborate and nuanced account of Zionism's anti-intellectualism.... what Chowers produces, in the end, is yet another call to undo the collateral damage caused by the Zionist "total revolution" by revisiting the Jewish bookshelf. This will lead, he hopes, to the creation of "a more enduring community in Israel." Allan Arkush, Binghamton University, Israel Studies Review
"This book offers a valuable corrective to the standard narratives of the intellectual origins of Jewish nationalism." Journal of Israeli History

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