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Nisan, Mordechai

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Works: 56 works in 158 publications in 2 languages and 3,221 library holdings
Genres: History  Essays  Biographies  Academic theses 
Roles: Author, Other, Creator, Contributor
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Most widely held works by Mordechai Nisan
The conscience of Lebanon : a political biography of Etienne Sakr (Abu-Arz) by Mordechai Nisan( )

18 editions published between 2003 and 2004 in English and held by 1,185 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"The Conscience of Lebanon: A Political Biography of Etienne Sakr combines an account of a Lebanese personality with a penetrating analysis of the historical and religious contours of Lebanon. His life is part of the national epic with elements of Christian faith and Maronite sophistication, interconfessional modes of partnership, and violence tearing apart the fabric of social and economic life. Integral to the narrative and incisively unconventional interpretation is the complex politics of Lebanon intermixed with the war that erupted in 1975." "Personal testimonies from Lebanese residents and conversations with others outside Lebanon, who knew Abu-Arz, in addition to interviews with Israelis acquainted with him, provide a dimension of authenticity to the portrait drawn of this remarkable man. Etienne Sakr, with a steadfast ideological commitment to a non-Arab Lebanese identity and political independence, fought the Syrian and Palestinian intruders, and with his Guardians of the Cedars Party cooperated with Israel. While ineluctably embroiled in the inter-Christian power struggles, Abu-Arz acquired a reputation as the conscience of Lebanon, but without achieving a position of power ascendancy. But he was present in the Lebanese Forces decision-making councils, and his own revelatory evidence contributes to an understanding of the agony and divisiveness that characterized the Christian leadership in the turmoil of war. His moral stance was clear and his political judgment filled with foresight, but his compatriots often preferred to ignore his message and marginalize his role."--Jacket
Minorities in the Middle East : a history of struggle and self-expression by Mordechai Nisan( Book )

18 editions published between 1991 and 2012 in English and held by 747 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The struggle for independence by minorities in the Middle East (those people who are non-Arab or non-Muslim) is affecting the political climate around the world. War and terrorism are threatening the safety of many minority communities and repression of minorities still remains standard state policy in some countries. This updated and revised edition of the 1991 original ("impressive"--Choice; "informative ... useful"--Library Journal) provides a wealth of historical and political detail for all the indigenous peoples of the Middle East. Pressed to persist in a threatening environment, these minorities (Kurds, Berbers, Baluchi, Druzes, Alawites, Armenians, Assyrians, Maronites, Sudanese Christians, Jews, Egyptian Copts, and others) share similar experiences and have been known to cooperate for shared goals. Important events and new trends regarding the welfare of these groups are covered, and numerous oral histories add to the new edition
Identity and civilization : essays on Judaism, Christianity, and Islam by Mordechai Nisan( Book )

7 editions published in 1999 in English and held by 229 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Based on the premise that politics is not primary but rather based on religion, philosophy, and culture, treats these topics in relation to the three religions. Ch. 5 (pp. 127-162), "War: The Islamic Assault on the West and Israel, " concludes that the Muslims have a natural lust for power and that from the mid-20th century there has been a clash between the Arab world, which is seeking hegemony, and the West in general and Israel in particular. Focuses on the "jihad, " or religious war, of Islamic fundamentalism and of the PLO. Notes the desire of Muslim fundamentalists to eliminate the last Jew and to dejudaize Jerusalem so that it will become the world capital of militant Islam
Toward a new Israel : the Jewish state and the Arab question by Mordechai Nisan( Book )

6 editions published between 1991 and 1992 in English and held by 208 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

This book represents an original interpretation of the state of Israel, a Jewish political renaissance in the modern era. It probes the meaning of Zionism in the historical context and examines critically the founding of the state, its underlying principle themes, and political orientation. At root, the analysis focuses on the secular ideological basis of Israel and the rejection, in 1948, of any search for an authentic projection of the new state as a philosophical continuation of Judaism. The book is organized primarily around the Jewish-Arab completion and conflict in the land of Israel, while the deeper philosophical and ideological topics provide a framework and context for Israel's collective political identity
Politics and war in Lebanon : unravelling the enigma by Mordechai Nisan( )

10 editions published between 2015 and 2017 in English and held by 194 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

"Lebanon is an exceptionally misunderstood country; its religious politics are typically misrepresented and denigrated in Western political commentary. Politics and War in Lebanonoffers a lucid examination of Lebanese society and politics. Mordechai Nisan examines Lebanon in its own termson its own cultural turf. He then points to the causes of political disintegration in 1975 and explores the capacity of Lebanon to recover and retain its unique national poise. Avoiding disorienting Western stereotypes, Nisan presents Lebanon in its own native frame of reference, as a multi-ethnic country that operates according to its immutable and enigmatic political forms. Lebanon is different from other Arab countries, as demonstrated through its very complex electoral system, its tradition of cross-elite cooperation, and its special sense of Lebanese national identity that differentiates it from its overbearing Syrian neighbor. Nisan explores intra-Maronite Christian feuds, identifies Syria's occupation strategy, analyzes the violence of the Palestinians, and studies Israel's failed policy strategy and the role of Hezbollah in the Lebanese power equation. Lebanon is caught between its special historical identity as a country ofpoise, creativity, and liberty and the interminable warfare in the streets and villages of the country. Although its future appears dim, its resilience enabled it to prevail in the past, and may yet continue to do so. aronite Christian feuds, identifies Syria's occupation strategy, analyzes the violence of the Palestinians, and studies Israel's failed policy strategy and the role of Hezbollah in the Lebanese power equation. Lebanon is caught between its special historical identity as a country ofpoise, creativity, and liberty and the interminable warfare in the streets and villages of the country. Although its future appears dim, its resilience enabled it to prevail in the past, and may yet continue to do so."--
Israel and the territories : a study in control, 1967-1977 by Mordechai Nisan( Book )

9 editions published in 1978 in English and held by 169 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

American Middle East foreign policy : a political reevaluation by Mordechai Nisan( Book )

5 editions published in 1982 in English and held by 151 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Palestinian leadership on the West Bank : the changing role of the Arab mayors under Jordan and Israel by Moshe Maʻoz( )

7 editions published between 1984 and 2015 in English and held by 66 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Arab-Israeli conflict : a political guide for the perplexed by Mordechai Nisan( Book )

5 editions published between 1977 and 1978 in English and held by 44 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ha-Medinah ha-Yehudit ṿeha-beʻayah ha-ʻArvit by Mordechai Nisan( Book )

3 editions published in 1986 in Hebrew and held by 28 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yiśraʼel ba-mizraḥ : masaʻ tarbuti u-medini be-Asyah by Mordechai Nisan( Book )

4 editions published in 2010 in Hebrew and held by 26 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Human rights in the Arab countries by Mordechai Nisan( Book )

2 editions published in 1981 in English and held by 21 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Saudi Arabia's Jihad in the Middle East and the world : implications for the United States and thoughts for American policy by Mordechai Nisan( Book )

3 editions published in 2007 in English and held by 18 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Modern Arab nationalism : sources, themes, and issues( Book )

4 editions published in 1994 in English and held by 14 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Palestinian features of Jordan by Mordechai Nisan( Book )

1 edition published in 1982 in English and held by 13 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A radical approach to the Arab-Israeli conflict : toward peace without negotiation by Mordechai Nisan( Book )

1 edition published in 2003 in English and held by 10 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Minorities in the Middle East : a history of struggle and self-expression by Mordechai Nisan( )

1 edition published in 2002 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

ha-Medinah ha-Yehudit ṿeha-beʻayah ha-ʻArvit by Mordechai Nisan( Book )

1 edition published in 1987 in Hebrew and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Israeli control of the administered territories acquired in June 1967 by Mordechai Nisan( Book )

4 editions published in 1975 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Gush Emunim, Shalom Achshav, and Israel's future by Mordechai Nisan( Book )

3 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 8 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

 
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The conscience of Lebanon : a political biography of Etienne Sakr (Abu-Arz)
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Minorities in the Middle East : a history of struggle and self-expressionIdentity and civilization : essays on Judaism, Christianity, and IslamPolitics and war in Lebanon : unravelling the enigmaPalestinian leadership on the West Bank : the changing role of the Arab mayors under Jordan and IsraelMinorities in the Middle East : a history of struggle and self-expression
Alternative Names
Mordechai Nisan

Mordechai Nisan historiador israelí

Mordechai Nisan historiador israelià

Mordechai Nisan historiador israelín

Mordechai Nisan historien israélien

Mordechai Nisan Israeli academic

Mordechai Nisan scoláire Iosraelach

Mordechai Nisan storico israeliano

Nisan, M 1947-

Nisan, M. (Mordechai), 1947-

Nisan, Mordecai, 1934-

Nisan, Mordecai 1947-

Nisan, Mordechai

Nisan, Mordechai 1947-

Nisan, Mordejai

Nîsan, Mordeḵay 1947-

Nisan, Mordekhai

Nisan, Mordekhai 1947-

Nissan, Mordechai

Nissan Mordechai 1947-....

Niysan, Mordkay

Niysan Mordkay 1947-....

מרדכי ניסן אקדמאי ישראלי

ניסן, מרדכי

ניסן מרדכי 1947-....

مردوخاى نيسان مؤرخ من اسرائيل

نيسان، موردخاي

Languages
English (104)

Hebrew (8)