Coverart for item
The Resource The Zionist masquerade : the birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance 1914-1918, James Renton, (electronic book)

The Zionist masquerade : the birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance 1914-1918, James Renton, (electronic book)

Label
The Zionist masquerade : the birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance 1914-1918
Title
The Zionist masquerade
Title remainder
the birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance 1914-1918
Statement of responsibility
James Renton
Creator
Author
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
Longlisted for the 2009 Longman/ History Today Book of The Year Prize 'This volume fits within the corpus of historiographical revisionism in Israeli-Palestinian studies, extending the long fingers of so-called new history back into the pre-mandate era...[It is] an elegant and convincing story of the birth of the Anglo-Zionist alliance, the iconic centre-piece of which has traditionally been regarded as the Balfour Declaration of November 1917...There is more to this book, however, than the re-evaluation of the Balfour Declaration. By concentrating closely on senior political figures, both British and Zionist, Renton brings the period to life...While the book undoubtedly adds to our understanding of the events preceding and immediately after the issuance of the Balfour Declaration...it has broader relevance for students of foreign policy in general, demonstrating the impact of cultural mindsets on policy-making. It is admirably researched and documented and adds new dimensions and chronological depth to the historiographical debates on Israel and Palestine thus far.' - Professor Emma Murphy, Asian Affairs 'Renton's excellent new book clearly and concisely explodes many myths surrounding the Balfour Declaration of 1917...Providing rational explanation for the irrational views of the individuals in London who were most involved, Renton provides a convincing account of why the British and the Zionists formed their wartime alliance. All this not only explains how the "masquerade" played out in 1918 but also anticipates some of the problems it caused for the British Mandate in Palestine and for Israel...[his] scholarship is impeccable...Finally, Renton deserves praise for putting scholarship ahead of partisanship, an all too rare achievement in the all too tortured historiography of the modern Middle East.' - Professor Roger Adelson, International Journal of Middle East Studies 'James Renton has written a powerfully argued and well-researched book that examines the progeny and impact of the Balfour Declaration of November 1917 and its mobilization of world Zionism. This is a fine piece of strongly evidence-based scholarship that will do much to provoke thought about British policies, the potency of propaganda, and the origins of the state of Israel.' -Professor Alan Dobson, Middle East Journal 'For over fifty years the purpose and significance of the Balfour Declaration have been hotly debated by historians, who have judged British motivation as primarily imperialist, a propaganda imperative, or, more recently, anti-Semitic. James Renton's re-examination of British policy toward the Zionist movement in the First World War, and the nature of the Anglo-Zionist alliance, offers a new lens through which to view the circumstances surrounding this declaration.' - Anne Lloyd, Journal of British Studies "The word "masquerade" is not one to be used lightly be historians. Obviously, James renton is aware of this, and he strives to justify his choice of vocabulary by demonstrating that the Anglo-Zionist alliance was built on spurious foundations, with false pretences and hidden agendas present at all stages in its inception and early development...Renton admirably unravels the complex interplay of military events, diplomatic necessities, and masterly Zionist exploitation of the moving situation that led to...the so-called Balfour Declaration." - Professor Antoine Capet, H-Albion
Member of
Cataloging source
UK-WkNB
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1975-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Renton, James
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Zionism
  • Zionism
  • Zionism
  • Zionism
  • Zionism
  • Great Britain
  • Middle East
  • Palestine
  • Palestine
Label
The Zionist masquerade : the birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance 1914-1918, James Renton, (electronic book)
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-222) and index
Contents
Perceptions of Jewry and ethnicity in the official mind --- Jews, ethnicity and the propaganda war in the USA --- Turning perceptions into policy: the role of Jewish activists, 1914-1917 --- The making of the Balfour Declaration --- The Anglo-Zionist propaganda machine --- National space and the narrative of a new epoch in Palestine --- Performing the myth of Jewish national rebirth --- Perception vs. reality: American Jewish identities and the impact of the Balfour Declaration --- The consequences for Palestine
Control code
9780230286139
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 231 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230286139
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.
Label
The Zionist masquerade : the birth of the Anglo-Zionist Alliance 1914-1918, James Renton, (electronic book)
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 206-222) and index
Contents
Perceptions of Jewry and ethnicity in the official mind --- Jews, ethnicity and the propaganda war in the USA --- Turning perceptions into policy: the role of Jewish activists, 1914-1917 --- The making of the Balfour Declaration --- The Anglo-Zionist propaganda machine --- National space and the narrative of a new epoch in Palestine --- Performing the myth of Jewish national rebirth --- Perception vs. reality: American Jewish identities and the impact of the Balfour Declaration --- The consequences for Palestine
Control code
9780230286139
Extent
1 online resource (xi, 231 p.)
Form of item
electronic
Governing access note
Users can print and/or download individual articles/chapters and other individual items from Palgrave Connect ebooks, limited to no more than one chapter per title per authorised user
Isbn
9780230286139
Isbn Type
(ebk)
Other physical details
ill.
Specific material designation
unspecified
Type of computer file
PDF.

Library Locations

Processing Feedback ...