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  Feb 18, 2018
2016-2017 Academic Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

HIST 128 - History of Modern Israel

This course surveys the history of modern Israel, from its roots in the Hebrew revival of the late nineteenth century to the contemporary fate and future of Jewish statehood in its immediate Middle Eastern setting. Looking at literature, journalism and historical writing, we will examine the development of the Jewish national idea as a source of social criticism, the basis for collective action and personal discipline as well as the inspiration for religious and artistic innovation. Focusing salient political events, conflicts and personalities and on the evolution of political culture in the modern Jewish state, the course will address the values, concerns and ideals that continue animate and inform the Jewish national ethos as a source of meaning for Israeli Jews at home and abroad.

Program of Liberal Studies (PLS) Designation: HP

Anticipated Terms Offered: Offered bi-annually