The Resource A prophet from amongst you : the life of Yigael Yadin : soldier, scholar, and mythmaker of modern Israel, Neil Asher Silberman

A prophet from amongst you : the life of Yigael Yadin : soldier, scholar, and mythmaker of modern Israel, Neil Asher Silberman

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A prophet from amongst you : the life of Yigael Yadin : soldier, scholar, and mythmaker of modern Israel
Title
A prophet from amongst you
Title remainder
the life of Yigael Yadin : soldier, scholar, and mythmaker of modern Israel
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Neil Asher Silberman
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eng
Summary
  • As warrior and as mythmaker, Yigael Yadin has been depicted as one of the most heroic figures in the rise of modern Israel. In A Prophet from Amongst You, Neil Asher Silberman has written the first full-scale biography of this man whose career was a larger-than-life adventure of war, politics, and discovery. Known throughout the world for his spectacular archaeological discoveries at Masada and his decipherment of the ancient Dead Sea Scrolls, Yigael Yadin lived a life
  • That parallels the history of the modern Jewish state. As soldier and protege of Ben-Gurion in the 1940s, he rose through the ranks to become a commander of the Jewish forces in Palestine, playing a key role in the winning of Israel's War of Independence. He left the military to study archaeology, but went on to use his sensational discoveries for the same purposes he had fought wars - as a way to legitimize and defend the existence of modern Israel. As director of the
  • Massive excavations at Masada - one of the most famous archaeological expeditions of the twentieth century - he transformed the ruins of a remote ancient fortress in the Judean desert into a vivid national myth of refusal to surrender. In "proving" that thousands of years ago a small group of Jewish rebels withstood more powerful Roman forces, he reinforced the struggles of the modern Jewish state. For Yadin, all his discoveries "proved" the physical daring, tactical
  • Ingenuity, and selfless patriotism of the People of Israel and their claims to the Promised Land. Yet there were many critics who doubted Yadin's proof. As Silberman shows, even the most important archaeological discoveries can be interpreted according to one's ideological outlook. The events of Yadin's life offer an extraordinary series of political, military, and archaeological exploits that are closely intertwined - at every stage - with the historic triumphs and
  • Tragedies of the Jewish state. Through the use of never-before-published sources, Neil Asher Silberman has crafted a compelling story of Yadin's rise and fall, and of the powerful national ideology he helped create
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Biography type
individual biography
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DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1950-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Silberman, Neil Asher
Dewey number
  • 956.94/04/092
  • B
Illustrations
  • illustrations
  • maps
  • portraits
  • plates
Index
index present
Language note
English
LC call number
DS126.6.Y3
LC item number
S55x 1993
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
  • theses
  • bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Yadin, Yigael
  • Statesmen
  • Generals
  • Israel
  • Archaeologists
  • Israel
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A prophet from amongst you : the life of Yigael Yadin : soldier, scholar, and mythmaker of modern Israel, Neil Asher Silberman
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Note
In some copies the line of Hebrew text on p. vi is inverted
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unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-407) and index
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volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm28375524
Dimensions
24 cm
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unknown
Extent
xiv, 423 pages, 17 unnumbered pages of plates
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multiple file formats
Isbn
9780201570632
Lccn
93005406
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unknown
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unmediated
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rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
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unknown
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unknown
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unknown sound
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remote
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(OCoLC)28375524
Label
A prophet from amongst you : the life of Yigael Yadin : soldier, scholar, and mythmaker of modern Israel, Neil Asher Silberman
Publication
Copyright
Note
In some copies the line of Hebrew text on p. vi is inverted
Antecedent source
unknown
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 395-407) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
mixed
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm28375524
Dimensions
24 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xiv, 423 pages, 17 unnumbered pages of plates
File format
multiple file formats
Isbn
9780201570632
Lccn
93005406
Level of compression
unknown
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
illustrations, map, portraits
Quality assurance targets
unknown
Reformatting quality
unknown
Sound
unknown sound
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)28375524

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