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- DescriptionThis invative study examines the responses of early-twentieth-century pioneers to the Land of Palestine. Early Zionist historiography portrayed these young settlers as heroic; later, more critical studies by the new historians and sociologists focused on their failures and shortcomings. Neumann argues for something else that historians have yet to identify-desire. Desire for the Land and a visceral identification with it begin to explain the pioneer experience and its impact on Israeli history and collective memory, as well as on Israelis' abiding connection to the Land of Israel. His close readings of archival documents, memoirs, diaries, poetry, and prose of the period develop new understandings-many of them utterly surprising-of the Zionist enterprise. For Neumann, the Zionist revolution was an existential revolution: for the pioneers, to be in the Land of Israel was to be!
- Author BiographyBOAZ NEUMANN is an assistant professor in the Department of History, Tel Aviv University.
- Author(s)Boaz Neumann
- PublisherUniversity Press of New England
- Date of Publication15/04/2011
- SubjectRegional History
- Place of PublicationHanover
- Country of PublicationUnited States
- ImprintUniversity Press of New England
- Content Note29 illus.
- Weight422 g
- Width156 mm
- Height235 mm
- Spine18 mm
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