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Author Saposnik, Arieh Bruce, 1966-

Title Becoming Hebrew : the creation of a Jewish national culture in Ottoman Palestine / Arieh Bruce Saposnik
Published Oxford ; New York : Oxford University Press, 2008


Description 1 online resource (xii, 314 pages) : illustrations
Contents Introduction: to become a nation of "Jewish culture" -- Babels and assemblies: Zionism in the demographic and cultural patchwork of Palestine -- The Uganda affair: soils for national culture -- A mother tongue in the fatherland: transforming a Jewish community into a Hebrew yishuv -- New immigrants, rival vanguards -- Beauty out of Zion?: Zions above and Zions below -- "Halbasien" in Asia: East meets West in Zionist culture -- Bounding the nation: ethnic selves and national others in yishuv culture -- "The Jew has died, the Hebrew has been born": making and locating cultural traditions -- Language wars and other wars -- Conclusion
Summary 'Becoming Hebrew' is a study of the creation of a Zionist national culture in Jewish Palestine between 1900 and 1914. Conceived as a revolution in Jewish life, the new culture maintained a tensely intricate relationship with traditional Judaism
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 255-303) and index
Notes English
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Subject Ben-Yehuda, Eliezer, 1858-1922 -- Influence
Ben-Yehuda, Eliezer, 1858-1922.
Jews -- Palestine -- Identity
Zionism -- Palestine -- History -- 20th century
Jewish nationalism.
Jews -- Palestine -- Social life and customs -- 20th century
Influence (Literary, artistic, etc.)
Jewish nationalism.
Jews -- Identity.
Jews -- Social life and customs.
Middle East -- Palestine.
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
Author Oxford University Press
ISBN 9780199868100