Les sionismes au 20e siècle, entre contextes et contingences

Translated title of the contribution: Zionism in the 20th century, between contexts and contingencies

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Despite being a product of the 19th and 20th century, Zionism is frequently either distinguished or decried as existing out of History. Born in the context of emancipation, national revival and anti-Semitism, its subsequent development took the form of the State of Israel and was shaped by key events of the 20th century: the First and Second World Wars, decolonization and the collapse of the Soviet Union. After dealing with the relevance of the analogy between Zionism and colonialism, the paper also demonstrates how Zionism as a revolutionary project for the Jewish People, unlike several other revolutionary projects of the same period, managed to avoid the totalitarian temptation.

Translated title of the contributionZionism in the 20th century, between contexts and contingencies
Original languageFrench
Pages (from-to)27-46
Number of pages20
JournalVingtieme Siecle: Revue d'Histoire
Issue number3
StatePublished - 28 Aug 2009


  • Colonialism
  • Decolonization
  • Totalitarianism
  • World War
  • Zionism


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