A Brief History of Israel

A Brief History of Israel

Book - 2005
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A Brief History of Israel explores the past of this modern country and its lengthy Jewish history with an ernphasis on the period since Israel's independence in 1948. It is a complex story of a people and their modern state, established thousands of years after the destruction of the old one. The story of the independent nation of Israel is narrated against a backdrop of exile, anti-Semitism, Zionism, and the Holocaust - all of which have helped shape the nature of the current state. Telling the story from the time of Abraham and the period of the Israelite kingdoms to World War II and the United Nations Partition Plan, this volume also focuses on the independent country of Israel, exploring in great detail the fabric of the modern state. Sidebars, including major documents, photographs, and maps, as well as extensive appendixes enrich this comprehensive volume. Placing the political, economic, and cultural events of today into a broad historical context, A Brief History of Israel is a must-have resource for anyone interested in learning more about this deeply religious country.
Publisher: New York : Facts On File, c2005
ISBN: 9780816057931
0816057931
9780816051182
0816051186
Branch Call Number: 956.9405 R271b 2005
Characteristics: xvii, 350 p. : ill., maps ; 24 cm

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