Page 44 - Jewish Book Annual Volume 44

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area of inquiry which is not limited to the history of the Jewish
people but serves also in great measure as a meeting ground
between that history and general history. There is perhaps an ele­
ment of historic irony in the fact that at a time when heightened
national elements assert the Jewish right to Eretz-Israel, aca­
demic historical research has illuminated the many-sided aspects
of the land and the constant struggle which took place there
among different nations, religions and cultures throughout the
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