January 2021

The History of Israel

Listed in: History, as HIST-294

Formerly listed as: HIST-61

Faculty

Adi Gordon (Section 01J)

Description

[ME, TE] This course will survey the history of Israel from the pre-state origins of Zionism in the late nineteenth century to the present. It will explore political, military, social and cultural history. We will seek a better historical understanding of many of Israel’s ongoing challenges, such as the place of religion in civil life, the state’s relation to world Jewry, and the Arab-Israeli conflict. We will pay special attention to contested identities and inner debates within Zionism and Israel, highlighting different and occasionally opposing visions of a Jewish homeland. In addition to historical documents and books (non-fiction and fiction), we will rely on the growing wealth of Israeli documentary films.

Enrollment limited to 18 students. January term. Professor A. Gordon.

Keywords

Attention to Issues of Race, Online Only, Transnational or World Cultures Taught in English

Offerings

2020-21: Offered in January 2021
Other years: Offered in Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2011, Fall 2014, Fall 2016, Spring 2018, January 2021