By Carol A. Newsom
This quantity investigates severe practices in which the Qumran neighborhood constituted itself as a sectarian society. Key to the formation of the neighborhood used to be the reconstruction of the identification of person participants. during this manner the "self" grew to become a big symbolic area for the improvement of the ideology of the sect. individuals who got here to adventure themselves in gentle of the narratives and symbolic constructions embedded locally practices could have constructed the inclinations of affinity and estrangement beneficial for the structure of a sectarian society. Drawing on quite a few theories of discourse and perform in rhetoric, philosophy, and anthropology, the e-book examines the development of the self in critical files: the Serek ha-Yahad and the Hodayot.
By Michael Scott-Baumann
This ebook explores and analyzes the heritage of clash within the center East from British rule within the early 20th century to the Iraq struggle within the twenty-first century. The Arab-Israeli clash is the focus of this e-book however it additionally examines: Arab nationalism, in particular in Egypt and Syria; the Islamic revolution in Iran in 1979; the explanations and outcomes of 3 wars concerning Iraq; the expansion of political Islam and Islamic fundamentalism within the center East.
Throughout the publication, key dates, phrases and matters are highlighted, and old interpretations of key debates are defined. precis diagrams are incorporated to consolidate wisdom and figuring out of the interval, and exam-style questions and assistance written by way of examiners give you the chance to strengthen examination talents.
As the Palestinian/Israeli clash is still of significant significance within the center East, this booklet employs a brand new supplier method of knowing the conflict, examining the extraordinary problem fastened by way of Palestinian insurgents to Israeli army rule within the West financial institution and Gaza among 1987 and 1992. In particular the book discusses how the Palestinians discovered approximately their occupier and the way wisdom of Israeli political divisions have been used, besides as exploring the various ways that oppression ended in shared grievances and discontent, and the advance of corporations to keep up the Intifada.
It has received an award through the Israeli Political technology organization for the easiest ebook on Israeli politics in English.
By Giulia Daniele
Women, Reconciliation and the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict explores the main favourite situations of women’s political activism within the occupied Palestinian territories and in Israel, focussing totally on the decade. through taking account of the heterogeneous narrative identities current in the sort of context, the writer questions the effectiveness of the contributions of Palestinian and Israeli Jewish girls activists in the direction of a possible renewal of the ‘peace process’, based on mutual popularity and reconciliation.
Based on feminist literature and box study, this publication re-problematises the arguable liaison among ethno-national narratives, feminist backgrounds and women’s activism in Palestine/Israel. intimately, the main suitable salience of this examine is the supply of an extra contribution to the new debate at the technique of making Palestinian and Israeli girls activists extra noticeable, and the significance of this method as the most significant how you can open up parts of enquiry round significant clients for the tip of the Israeli-Palestinian clash.
Tackling topical matters in terms of replacement resolutions to the Israeli-Palestinian clash, this ebook can be a important source for either lecturers and activists with an curiosity in center East Politics, Gender reports, and clash Resolution.
By Jacob De Haas
The duty of squeezing the final thousand years of Palestinian historical past has been completed right here via notable examine throughout the archaeological checklist and old manuscripts. Chapters integrated are, from the roman conquest to 70 C. E., Roman period, persisted 70 to 305, the development of the move, Byzantine rulers - 3985 to 564 and masses extra. some of the earliest books, really these relationship again to the 1900s and ahead of, are actually tremendous scarce and more and more pricey. we're republishing those vintage works in cheap, prime quality, sleek versions, utilizing the unique textual content and art.
Few reviews of heart East wars transcend a story of occasions and most have a tendency to impose in this topic the inflexible scheme of superpower pageant. The Gulf conflict of 1991, in spite of the fact that, demanding situations this view of the center East as an extension of the worldwide clash. The failure of the accord of either superpowers to prevent conflict even as soon as neighborhood superpower pageant within the center East had ceased needs to provide upward thrust to the query: Do nearby conflicts have their very own dynamic? operating from this assumption, the ebook examines local-regional constraints of heart East clash and the way, via escalation and the involvement of extra-regional powers, such conflicts collect a world measurement. the idea of a nearby subsystem is hired as a framework for conceptualising this interaction among local and overseas elements in Tibi's exam of the center East wars within the interval 1967-91. Tibi additionally offers an outlook into the way forward for clash within the center East within the aftermath of the latest Gulf conflict.
By Adrian J. Boas
Adrian Boas's mixed use of historic and archaeological facts including first-hand debts written through traveling pilgrims leads to a multi-faceted point of view on Crusader Jerusalem.
Generously illustrated, this e-book will serve either as a scholarly account of this city's archaeology and historical past, and an invaluable consultant for the reader to a urban on the centre of overseas and spiritual curiosity and clash today.
By John Collins
Occupied through Memory explores the thoughts of the 1st Palestinian intifada. in response to broad interviews with contributors of the "intifada generation," those that have been among 10 and 18 years previous while the intifada begun in 1987, the e-book presents an in depth examine the intifada stories of standard Palestinians.
These own tales are awarded as a part of a fancy and politically charged discursive box during which younger Palestinians are invested with that means via students, politicians, reporters, and different observers. What emerges from their thoughts is a feeling of a new release stuck among a previous that's concurrently worrying, empowering, and exciting—and a destiny that's eternally doubtful. during this experience, Collins argues that figuring out the tales and the struggles of the intifada new release is a key to knowing the continuing kingdom of emergency for the Palestinian humans. The publication might be of curiosity not just to students of the center East but in addition to these attracted to nationalism, discourse research, social routine, and oral history.
Israelis and Palestinians were stuck in what turns out a perpetually conflict with regimen terror within the promised land for greater than a hundred years. This booklet is the 1st to collect remark and anguished own insights from humans on either side of the conflict. Readers get a private glance at―and a clearer, extra nuanced figuring out of―the mental trauma that's universal for males, girls and kids there. Psychologists within the areas, in addition to students from throughout disciplines, inform their own tales, interwoven with educational reflections on vital matters fueling the clash comparable to humiliation, revenge, hate, and the necessity for a place of origin and identity.
Readers are introduced face-to-face with arguable matters, just like the mental influence of Israel's Separation Wall, and certain views, together with the tales of 8 Palestinian lady martyrs, the insights of a tender scholar supporting to avoid wasting blasted our bodies after the bombing of a bus, the compassion of a Jewish health care professional treating suicide bombers, the taking into consideration a Jidhadist lady raised to hate Jews yet now operating for peace with Israelis, and a physician bringing jointly Palestinians and Israelis utilizing meditation to discover peace.
By Shira Robinson
For the following twenty years Palestinians held a paradoxical prestige in Israel, as electorate of a officially liberal kingdom and matters of a colonial regime. Neither the country crusade to minimize the scale of the Palestinian inhabitants nor the formula of citizenship as a device of collective exclusion may perhaps unravel the government's primary obstacle: how one can bind indigenous Arab electorate to the country whereas denying them entry to its assets. extra confounding was once the stress among the opposing aspirations of Palestinian political activists. was once it the top of Jewish privilege they have been after, or nationwide independence besides the remainder of their compatriots in exile? As Shira Robinson indicates, those tensions within the state's foundation—between privilege and equality, separatism and inclusion—continue to hang-out Israeli society today.