Elements of Ancient Jewish Nationalism . / David Goodblatt

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رقم التسجيلة 2877
نوع المادة book
ردمك 0521862027
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المؤلف Goodblatt, David

العنوان Elements of Ancient Jewish Nationalism . / David Goodblatt
بيان الطبعة 1st ed
بيانات النشر New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, 2006.
الوصف المادي xvi, 260 p ; hd

- Includes a list of abbreviations - Includes bibliographical references - Includes an author index and a general index

المحتويات / النص

Theoretical Considerations: Nationalism and Ethnicity in Antiquity Constructing Jewish Nationalism: The Role of Scripture Constructing Jewish Nationalism: The Hebrew Language A Kingdom of Priests: The Priestly Component in Ancient Jewish Nationalism Israel Nationalism Judah Nationalism Zion Nationalism Conclusions: Jewish Nationalism - What Rose and What Fell?


Contrary to the widespread view that nationalism is a modern phenomenon, Goodblatt argues that it can be found in the ancient world. He argues that concepts of nationalism compatible with contemporary social scientific theories can be documented in the ancient sources from the Mediterranean Rim by the middle of the last millennium B.C.E. In particular, the collective identity asserted by the Jews in antiquity fits contemporary definitions of nationalism. After the theoretical discussion in the opening chapter, the author examines several factors constitutive of ancient Jewish nationalism. He shows how this identity was socially constructed by such means as the mass dissemination of biblical literature, retention of the Hebrew language, and through the priestly caste. The author also discusses each of the names used to express Jewish national identity: Israel, Judah and Zion

المواضيع Jews - History - 586 B.C.-70 A.D
Jews - History - 70-
Jewish nationalism
Jews - Palestine - Politics and government
Jews - Kings and rulers
Judaism - History - Post-exilic period, 586 B.C.-210 A.D
Palestine - Kings and rulers