Modernism and Zionism

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Building new mythologies was a main project in the emergence of national movements in the modern era. The Zionist project was part of the modern enterprise, and it represented the Promethean passion of Western man; it sought to establish a political reality in the image of the new Jew.In this addition to the Modernism and... series, David Ohana provides a new perspective on nationalism in general and Zionism in particular. In addition to the view of Zionism as a political theology and a national ideology, this book presents Zionism as a modernist project and a political mythology by means of three myths: those of Zarathustra, Prometheus and Nimrod.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationLondon
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
Number of pages199
ISBN (Electronic)9781137264855
ISBN (Print)9780230290112, 9780230290129
StatePublished - Oct 2012

Publication series

NameModernism and--
PublisherPalgrave Macmillan
ISSN (Print)2947-7220
ISSN (Electronic)2947-7239


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