The Invention of the Jewish People
Изобретяването на еврейския народ
Category: Jewish studies
Language: Bulgarian


    A historical tour de force that demolishes the myths and taboos that have surrounded Jewish and Israeli history, The Invention of the Jewish People offers a new account of both that demands to be read and reckoned with. Was there really a forced exile in the first century, at the hands of the Romans? Should we regard the Jewish people, throughout two millennia, as both a distinct ethnic group and a putative nation — returned at last to its Biblical homeland?

    Shlomo Sand argues that most Jews actually descend from converts, whose native lands were scattered far across the Middle East and Eastern Europe. The formation of a Jewish people and then a Jewish nation out of these disparate groups could only take place under the sway of a new historiography, developing in response to the rise of nationalism throughout Europe. Beneath the biblical back fill of the nineteenth-century historians, and the twentieth-century intellectuals who replaced rabbis as the architects of Jewish identity, The Invention of the Jewish People uncovers a new narrative of Israel’s formation and proposes a bold analysis of nationalism that accounts for the old myths.


Table of contents


Предговор към английското издание

Увод. Бремето на паметта

Глава Първа. Изработване на нациите: суверинитет и равенство

Глава Втора. Митологизирана история: в началото Бог създаде народа

Глава Трета. Изобретяване на изгнанието: прозелитизъм и приобщаване към юдаизма

Глава Четвърта. Сфери на мълчанието: по следите на изгубеното (еврейско) време

Глава Пета. Отличаването: израелската политика на идентичност

Послеслов. Народ без земя, или земя без народ? Отговори на моите критици


Publisher БГкнига
Language Bulgarian
Pages 540
Illustrations b/w figures
Binding paperback
ISBN 9786197198317
Creation date 2017
Size 14 х 21 cm

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