Theodor Herzl: visionary of the Jewish State

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Herzl Press, 1999 - Biography & Autobiography - 351 pages
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How and why did this highly assimilated Austrol Hungarian journalist and playwright arrive at his Zionist "revelation" in Paris in 1895? What was the connection between the pre-Zionist Herzl and his subsequent meteoric career as leader of the movement for Jewish national redemption? The path-breaking original essays in this volume, especially written by foremost Herzl scholars worldwide, provide novel and at times surprising answers to these and many more questions.

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Contents

The Construction of an Identity
15
From Comedies of Dissimulation to Dreams of an Authentic Life
27
The New Ghetto and the Perplexities of Assimilation
39
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About the author (1999)

Robert Wistrich is professor of Modern Jewish History at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, & visiting professor at Harvard University. A regular contributor to the "Times Literary Supplement", he is one of the world's foremost authorities on the history of anti-Semitism. He is the author of many books, among them "Antisemitism: The Longest Hatred".

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