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Becoming Hebrew: The Creation of a Jewish National Culture in Ottoman Palestine

Arieh B. Saposnik


Becoming Hebrew is a study of the ways in which a Zionist national culture was generated in the Jewish Yishuv (prestate community) of Palestine between 1900 and 1914. The book addresses three principal lacunae in the study of Zionist culture to date. The first of these is chronological. Much of the literature to date has assumed that a distinctive Zionist national culture began to appear in Palestine during the interwar period, whereas Becoming Hebrew argues that its formative period in fact predates the war. Out of this chronological claim emerge the two additional, more conceptu ... More

Keywords: Cultural history, Hebrew, Jewish history, Jewish politics, Judaism, Nationalism, Orientalism, Palestine, Yishuv, Zionism

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2008 Print ISBN-13: 9780195331219
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: January 2009 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780195331219.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Arieh B. Saposnik, author
University of Florida