ARNOLD BLUMBERG is Professor of History at Towson State University in Maryland. A specialist in European and Middle Eastern diplomatic history, he is the author of "A Carefully Planned Accident: The Italian War of 1859" (1990), "Zion Before Zionism" (1986), "A View from Jerusalem, 1849-1858" (1980), and (1971), as well as numerous articles.
Arnold Blumberg currently resides in the state of Maryland. Arnold Blumberg was born in 1925.
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Educates its readers on an oft-forgotten time in the Zionism movement May 6, 2008
1838: For the first time in hundreds of years, Jews could have a permanent home in the Islamic holy city of Jerusalem. "Zion Before Zionism: 1838-1880" follows the early days of the Jewish immigration back to the holy land of Jerusalem, although the region was still under control of the Ottoman Turks. Focusing on the early attitudes and interactions with the native Palestinians of the region, "Zion Before Zionism: 1838-1880" is a thoroughly informed and informative history sure to educate its readers on an oft-forgotten time in the Zionism movement. Highly recommended to both history shelves and community library Judaic studies shelves.