MOSES GASTER IN THE FOUNDING-MYTHOLOGY
University College London
Following the work of modernist and postmodernist students of nationalism, 1 a number of scholars have recently given sharp focus to the nature and power effects of the Zionist construction and narration of the Jewish past.2 The aim of this chapter, as a contribution to the wider analysis of how historical narratives are constructed and used as vessels of Zionist discourse, is to examine the relationship between narrative form and content in the shaping of Zionist history. It will be argued that the form of Romantic drama, of fall and
I would like to thank Ilan Pappé for reading an earlier draft of this chapter.____________________
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Publication information: Book title: Nationalism, Zionism and Ethnic Mobilization of the Jews in 1900 and Beyond. Contributors: Michael Berkowitz - Editor. Publisher: Brill. Place of publication: Boston. Publication year: 2004. Page number: 129.
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