Nationalism, Zionism and Ethnic Mobilization of the Jews in 1900 and Beyond


This volume engages diverse topics such as art, music, and radio broadcasting in the development of modern Jewish nationalism by leading scholars in their respective fields. It contains richly detailed studies that challenge existing historiography--from personal struggles with nationalism, to the lesser-known origins of the Balfour Declaration, from boisterous demonstrations on the streets of pre-World War I Galicia, to skirmishes between Jews in present-day Jerusalem. It examines how nationalism has worked in theory and practice for Jews and at times been fiercely resisted. Beginning with the memory of Theodor Herzl and his cohort at the London Zionist Congress of 1900, this book revisits the wider scene of Zionism's emergence, as we explore the imagination of, and the attempted national mobilization of Jewry throughout the twentieth century.

Additional information

Includes content by:
  • Michael Berkowitz
  • Aviel Roshwald
  • Philip V. Bohlman
  • Derek Jonathan Penslar
  • Barbara Mann
Publisher: Place of publication:
  • Boston
Publication year:
  • 2004


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