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Imagining Zion: Dreams, Designs, and Realities in a Century of Jewish Settlement

S. Ilan Troen


This book presents the story of how Zionist colonizers planned and established nearly 700 agricultural settlements, towns, and cities from the 1880s to the present. This extraordinary activity of planners, architects, social scientists, military personnel, politicians, and settlers is inextricably linked to multiple contexts: Jewish and Zionist history, the Arab/Jewish conflict, and the diffusion of European ideas to non-European worlds. This book demonstrates how professionals and settlers continually innovated plans for both rural and urban frontiers in response to the competing demands of s ... More

Keywords: Zionist colonizers, Jewish history, Zionist history, Arab/Jewish conflict, Oslo Accords, Israel

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2003 Print ISBN-13: 9780300094831
Published to Yale Scholarship Online: October 2013 DOI:10.12987/yale/9780300094831.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

S. Ilan Troen, author