Beyond The Nation-state: The Zionist Political Imagination From Pinsker To Ben-gurion

byDmitry Shumsky

Hardcover | October 23, 2018

Beyond The Nation-state: The Zionist Political Imagination From Pinsker To Ben-gurion by Dmitry Shumsky
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A revisionist account of Zionist history, challenging the inevitability of a one-state solution, from a bold, path-breaking young scholar

The Jewish nation-state has often been thought of as Zionism’s end goal. In this bracing history of the idea of the Jewish state in modern Zionism, from its beginnings in the late nineteenth century until the establishment of the state of Israel, Dmitry Shumsky challenges this deeply rooted assumption. In doing so, he complicates the narrative of the Zionist quest for full sovereignty, provocatively showing how and why the leaders of the prestate Zionist movement imagined, articulated, and promoted theories of self-determination in Palestine either as part of a multinational Ottoman state (1882–1917), or in the framework of multinational democracy.
 
In particular, Shumsky focuses on the writings and policies of five key Zionist leaders from the Habsburg and Russian empires in central and eastern Europe in the late nineteenth and early twentieth centuries—Leon Pinsker, Theodor Herzl, Ahad Ha’am, Vladimir Ze’ev Jabotinsky, and David Ben-Gurion—to offer a very pointed critique of Zionist historiography.
 
Dmitry Shumsky is a senior lecturer at the Department of Jewish History and Contemporary Jewry at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, and  former director of its Cherrick Center for the Study of Zionism, the Yishuv and the State of Israel.
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Title:Beyond The Nation-state: The Zionist Political Imagination From Pinsker To Ben-gurionFormat:HardcoverProduct dimensions:320 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.06 inShipping dimensions:320 pages, 9.25 X 6.12 X 1.06 inPublished:October 23, 2018Publisher:Yale University PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0300230133

ISBN - 13:9780300230130

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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