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A thought-provoking, readable, and important work. --Publisher's Weekly
His achievement consists in debunking a nationalist mythology which holds sway in large sections of popular opinion. It also normalises Jews, since it challenges the belief in exceptionalism... Truth-telling may be painful but necessary. --Donald Sassoon, Guardian
Anyone interested in understanding the contemporary Middle East should read this book. --Tony Judt, In praise of The Invention of the Jewish People
SHLOMO SAND studied History at the University of Tel Aviv and at the Ecole des hautes etudes en sciences sociales in Paris. He currently teaches Contemporary History at the University of Tel Aviv. His books include The Invention of the Jewish People and On the Nation and the Jewish People.
very informative and well argued. I have learnt a lot from this book.Published 8 months ago by penny
Excellent--very well researched, informative and debunks myths that have destroyed people's lives. A must read for anyone who is interested in the Middle East or claims to know its... Read morePublished 13 months ago by Balqis
This is an extremely important book and should be required reading for all who choose to comment on the present problems in the Middle East. Read morePublished 13 months ago by Dr. R. Brandon
shlomo is an out spoken academic this work shows how the idea of israel being the promised land has evolved over the years how the idea has been promoted by a cadre of zionist... Read morePublished 16 months ago by m. dosa
The book brings together historic views of Israel, and shows the gradual evolution of attitudes in Israel. Read morePublished 16 months ago by chris mellor