The Origins of Israeli Mythology : Neither Canaanites Nor Crusaders.

Examines Israeli identity by exploring its historical narratives, such as crusader and Canaanite challenges, and proposes a new meta-narrative--Mediterraneanism.

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Online Access: Full Text (via ProQuest)
Main Author: Ohana, David
Other Authors: Maisel, David
Format: eBook
Language:Hebrew
Published: Cambridge : Cambridge University Press, 2012.
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Table of Contents:
  • The Origins of Israeli Mythology; Title; Copyright; Dedication; Contents; Acknowledgments; 1 Introduction; NATIONALISM, IDEOLOGY, AND MYTHOLOGY; HOMO MYTHICUS; ZARATHUSTRA AND NIMROD IN ZION; THE CANAANITE MYTH; MESSIANIC CANAANISM; THE CRUSADER MYTH; PLACE AND EXILE; THE MEDITERRANEAN MOMENT; 2 The Promethean Hebrew; THE HEBREW NIETZSCHEANS; NIETZSCHE'S RECEPTION IN HEBREW CULTURE; BERDICHEVSKY: FROM THE LAST JEW TO THE FIRST HEBREW; NATIONAL EXISTENTIALISM; THE ISRAELI PEOPLE; 3 The Canaanite Challenge; AND THE CANAANITE DISCOURSE WAS THEN IN THE LAND.
  • YONATAN RATOSH: A PROPHET IN HIS OWN COUNTRY; GERSHOM SCHOLEM: NEITHER CANAANISM, NOR MESSIANISM; ARE THE ISRAELIS ALREADY CANAANITES?; 4 The Nativist Theology; SETTLEMENT AND WAR; THE COMMUNITY OF MEMORY; THE "MYTH OF RETURN," SACRED SPACE, AND THE "LONE TREE"; HISTORICAL ANALOGY AS A CONSTRUCTION OF MYTH; THE POLITICS OF MEMORY; 5 The Crusader Anxiety; THE CRUSADER-ZIONIST ANALOGY; FROM THE CRUSADES TO THE SWASTIKA; EUROPE OVERSEAS; THE CRUSADERS BETWEEN LEFT AND RIGHT; FORESTS IN FLAME; PAST CONTINUOUS; 6 The Mediterranean Option; CONFRONTATION OR DIALOGUE?; THE MEDITERRANEAN STATE OF MIND.
  • JACQUELINE KAHANOFF: THE FIRST LADY OF THE MEDITERRANEAN; JUDAISM, FEMINISM, CULTURE; KAHANOFF, CAMUS, AND THE MEDITERRANEAN OPTION IN ISRAEL; THE LITERATURE OF SOCIAL MUTATION; BRIDGES OVER THE MEDITERRANEAN; THE TEXT AS MY COUNTRY; A RHETORIC OF DIALOGUE; 7 Epilogue: Looking out to Sea; Bibliography; Name Index; Subject Index.