Selected Topics in Jewish Modern and Contemporary History: History of Israel
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Katedra za judaistiku
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Semestri izvođenja

The aim of this course is to acquaint the student with history of premodern and modern Israel, with the Arab-Israeli conflict and political, social and cultural history of the modern State of Israel. This course equips students with knowledge and skills to approach the study of the history of Israel, its idea, foundations and the modern State of Israel, and explains the role of religion and politics in the Arab-Israeli conflict.
  1. Introduction to the course. Course description, overview of bibliography and introduction to methodology
  2. Overview of the History of Israel
  3. Overview of the History of Israel
  4. Early Islamic texts and their relevance for contemporary Middle Eastern events: life and career of the prophet and warrior of Medina
  5. Early Islamic texts and their relevance for contemporary Middle Eastern events: Political, social and legal message of the Quran, Hadith and Sira
  6. Islam: Fitnah and Sunni-Shia division
  7. Political relevance of Theology and History in Judaism, Christianity and Islam
  8. State of Israel as viewed by religious Jews, Christians and Muslims: soteriology and eschatology
  9. Religious aspects of the Arab-Israeli conflict: Jewish settlements and Muslim jihad
  10. Israel as Jewish immigrant society
  11. European Jews in the Middle East
  12. The place of Religion in Israeli Society
  13. Israeli education and culture
  14. Turn Left at the End of the World / Guest lecturer
  15. Conclusion remarks

Ishodi učenja
  1. Upon successfully completing the course, the student will be: Acquainted with the complexities of Jewish identities in pre-modern and modern Israel
  2. Acquainted with the complexities of religious and political causes of Arab-Israeli conflict in the Middle East
  3. Able to explain the realities in the contemporary Middle East
  4. Acquainted with the history of the modern State of Israel
  5. Acquainted with the society and culture in the modern State of Israel
Metode podučavanja
Lectures; Presentations; Classroom discussion; E-Learning (Omega, etc.).
Metode ocjenjivanja
Weekly discussions on readings. Essay.

Obavezna literatura
  1. The Bible (selected books/chapters)
  2. The Quran (selected pages)
  3. Ibn-Ishak (1955, 2004). The Life of Muhammad: A Translation of Ibn Ishaq's "Sirat Rasul Allah" by A. Guillaume. Karachi: Oxford University Press (selected chapters)
  4. Al-Tabari (1987-1997). The History of al-Tabari (Ta’rikh al-rusul wa'l-muluk). New York: State University of New York Press
  5. Mendes Flohr, Paul and Jehuda Reinharz eds. (2010). The Jews in the Modern World. Oxford University Press (selected chapters)
  6. Ajami, Fouad (2014). In This Arab Time: The Pursuit of Deliverance. Stanford: Hoover Institution Press (pp. 93-114)
  7. Ajami, Fouad (1984). The Arab Predicament: Arab Political Thought and Practice since 1967. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press (selected chapters)
  8. Eisenstadt, Shmuel N., Jewish Civilization. The Jewish Historical Experience in a Comparative Perspective, SUNY series in Israeli Studies, 1992 (selected chapters)
  9. Encyclopaedia of Islam, New Edition. (1986-2004). Leiden: E. J. Brill (selected entries)
  10. Goldwater, Raymond (2009). Pioneers of Religious Zionism: Rabbis Alkalai, Kalischer, Mohliver, Reines, Kook and Maimon Jerusalem: Urim Publications (Chapters on Rabbi Alkalai, Rabbi Kook, Rabbi Maimon)
  11. Gorenberg, Gershom (2006). The Accidental Empire: Israel and the Birth of the Settlements, 1967-1977. New York: Henry Holt and Company (Chapter 4, Settling In, pp. 99-128, Chapter 9, Mere Anarchy is Loosed, pp. 250-279)
  12. Havel, Boris (2013). Arapsko-izraelski sukob. Religija, politika i povijest Svete zemlje, Naklada Ljevak
  13. Helman, Anat, “East or West: Tel Aviv in the 1920s and 1930s” Studies in Contemporary Jewry 15 (1999)
  14. Helman, Anat, "European Jews in the Levant Heat: Climate and Culture in 1920s and 1930s Tel-Aviv," Journal of Israeli History 22 (2003), 71-90
  15. Khadduri, Majid (1962). War and Peace in the Law of Islam. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins Press (Pages 55-75, 133-137, 203-222)
  16. Laqueur, Walter Ze'ev. (2003). History of Zionism: From the French Revolution to the Establishment of the State of Israel. New York: Schoken Books (selected chapters)
  17. Laqueur Walter Ze'ev & Barry Rubin eds. (2001). The Israel-Arab Reader, Penguin Books (selected chapters)
  18. Lewis, Bernard (1988). The Political Language of Islam. Chicago: The University of Chicago Press (selected chapters)
  19. Mann, Barbara E. (2005). A Place in History: Modernism, Tel Aviv, and the Creation of Jewish Urban Space. Stanford, Calif. Stanford University Press (selected chapters)
  20. Olson, Jess (2013). Nathan Birnbaum and Jewish Modernity: Architect of Zionism, Yiddishism, and Orthodoxy, Stanford Studies in Jewish History and Culture (selected chapters)
  21. al-Qaradawi, Yusuf (2004). State in Islam. Cairo: al-Falah Foundation (chapter Political Islam, pp. 121-140)
  22. Rozin, Orit, "Food, Identity, and Nation-Building in Israel's Formative Years," Israel Studies 21 (2006), 52-80
  23. Shavit, Jacob, and Naor, Chaya (2004). Staging and Stagers in Modern Jewish Palestine: The Creation of Festive Lore in a New Culture, 1882-1948. Detroit: Wayne State University Press (selected chapters)
  24. Spero, Shubert and Yitzchak Pessin, eds. (1989). Religious Zionism: After 40 Years of Statehood. Jerusalem: Mesilot & The World Zionist Organization (pp. 13-15; 40-58; 82-99)
  25. Stav, Arieh ed. (2001). Israel and a Palestinian State: Zero Sum Game? Shaarei Tikva: Ariel Center for Policy Research
  26. Stein, Kenneth W. (1987). The Land Question in Palestine, 1917-1939, The University of North Carolina Press (selected chapters)
  27. Stillman, Norman (1998). Jews of Arab Lands: A History and Source Book, The Jewish Publication Society
  28. Wallach, Yair, Rethinking the Yishuv: Late-Ottoman Palestine’s Jewish Communities Revisited, Joirnal of Modern Jewish Studies 16:2 (2017), 275–294
Dopunska literatura

Obavezan predmet na studijima
  1. Judaistika, sveučilišni diplomski dvopredmetni studij, 3. semestar
Izborni predmet na studijima
  1. Povijest, sveučilišni diplomski jednopredmetni studij
  2. Povijest, sveučilišni diplomski dvopredmetni studij
Fakultetska ponuda
  • Diplomski studij: Zimski semestar