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The Resource The invention of the Jewish people, Shlomo Sand ; translated by Yael Lotan

The invention of the Jewish people, Shlomo Sand ; translated by Yael Lotan

Label
The invention of the Jewish people
Title
The invention of the Jewish people
Statement of responsibility
Shlomo Sand ; translated by Yael Lotan
Creator
Subject
Language
  • eng
  • heb
  • eng
Summary
All modern nation states have a story of their origins, passed down through both official and popular culture, and yet few of these accounts have proved as divisive and influential as the Israeli national myth. The well-known tale of Jewish exile at the hands of the Romans during the first century CE, and the assertion of both cultural and racial continuity through to the Jewish people of the present day, resonates far beyond Israel's borders. Despite its use as a justification for Jewish settlement in Palestine and the project of a Greater Israel, there have been few scholarly investigations into the historical accuracy of the story as a whole. Here, Shlomo Sand shows that the Israeli national myth has its origins in the nineteenth century, rather than in biblical times--when Jewish historians, like scholars in many other cultures, reconstituted an imagined people in order to model a future nation.--From publisher description
Cataloging source
UKM
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Sand, Shlomo
Dewey number
305.8924
Index
index present
LC call number
DS143
LC item number
.S2313 2010
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Jews
  • Jews
  • Nation-building
  • Judaism
  • Jewish diaspora
  • Jews
Label
The invention of the Jewish people, Shlomo Sand ; translated by Yael Lotan
Instantiates
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2009
  • Translation from the Hebrew of: Matai ṿe-ekh humtsa ha-ʻam ha-Yehudi?
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000295748
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
xi, 344 p.
Isbn
9781844676231
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010280072
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000295748
  • (OCoLC)464580206
Label
The invention of the Jewish people, Shlomo Sand ; translated by Yael Lotan
Publication
Note
  • Originally published: 2009
  • Translation from the Hebrew of: Matai ṿe-ekh humtsa ha-ʻam ha-Yehudi?
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Control code
000295748
Dimensions
21 cm.
Edition
Pbk. ed.
Extent
xi, 344 p.
Isbn
9781844676231
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2010280072
System control number
  • (Sirsi) 000295748
  • (OCoLC)464580206

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