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Learning Materials

Introductory Literature

  • Barnett, M. (Ed.). (1996). Israel in Comparative Perspective. Challenging the Conventional Wisdom. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
  • Dowty, A. (1998). The Jewish State. A Century Later. Berkeley, Los Angeles, London: University of California Press.
  • Halliday, F. (2005). The Middle East in International Relations. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Penslar, D. J. (2007). Israel in History: The Jewish State in Comparative Perspective. New York: Routledge.
  • Gelvin, J. L. (2011). The Modern Middle East. A History (Third Edition). New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Brenner, M., Becke, J. and Mahla, D. (eds.) (2020) Israel Studies. History, methods, paradigms. Göttingen: Wallstein.

Text Anthologies

  • Hertzberg, A. (Ed.). (1997). The Zionist Idea. A Historical Analysis and Reader. Philadelphia, PA: The Jewish Publication Society.
  • Mendes-Flohr, P., & Reinharz, J. (1995). The Jew in the Modern World. A Documentary History. New York and Oxford: Oxford University Press.
  • Rabinovich, I., & Reinharz, J. (2008). Israel in the Middle East: Documents and Readings on Society, Politics, and Foreign Relations, Pre-1948 to the Present (Second Edition). Waltham, MA: Brandeis University Press.
  • Kaplan, E., & Penslar, D. J. (Eds.). (2011). The Origins of Israel, 1882-1948. A Documentary History. Madison, WI: University of Wisconsin Press.