Selwyn Ilan Troen is an Israeli scholar. He is the Karl, Harry and Helen Stoll Professor of Israel Studies at Brandeis University. He is a graduate of Brandeis, with an M.A. and Ph.D. from the University of Chicago. Troen grew up in the Boston, Massachusetts area, but he moved to Israel as a young man.
When he joined the Brandeis faculty, the university announced that it was creating a chair in Israel Studies in order "to develop an accurate historical understanding of the origin and development of the
state of Israel and its place in the world." [1 ]
Troen believes that
Israel's secular culture "has drawn from two important traditions: the prophetic tradition within Judaism and universal values generated by an enlightenment society." [2 ]
Troen is a founder of the journal
. Israel Studies [3 ]
Books and publications [ edit ]
Troen, Selwyn K. and Jacob Lassner.
Jews and Muslims in the Arab World; Haunted by Pasts Real and Imagined. 2007 ed. Lanham and New York: Rowman and Littlefield, 2007. Troen, Selwyn K. "Israel Studies."
Israel Studies 12. 3 issues annually (2007): 600 pages. Troen, Selwyn K.
Imagining Zion: Dreams, Designs, and Realities in a Century of Jewish Settlement. Yale University Press, 2003. Troen, Selwyn K. and D.D. Moore.
Divergent Jewish Cultures: America and Israel. Yale University Press, 2001. Troen, Selwyn K., ed.
Jewish Centers and Peripheries; Europe between America and Israel Fifty Years After World War II. Transaction: New Brunswick and London, 1999. Troen, Selwyn K. and Noah Lucas, ed.
Israel: The First Decade of Independence. Albany: State University of New York Press, 1995. Troen, S. Ilan and Klaus Bade, ed.
Zuwanderung und Eingliederung von Deutschen und Juden aus der fruheren Sowjetunion in Deutschland und Israel. Bonn: Bundeszentrale dur politische Bildung, 1993. Troen, Selwyn K. and Moshe Shemesh, ed.
The Suez-Sinai Crisis 1956; Retrospective and Reappraisal. London and New York: Frank Cass and Columbia University Press, 1990. Troen, Selwyn K. and Benjamin Pinkus, ed.
Organizing Rescue: National Jewish Solidarity in the Modern Period. London: Frank Cass, 1988. Troen, Selwyn K. and Glenn Holt, S. Thernstrom and T. Hareven.
St. Louis. New York: Franklin Watts - New Viewpoints, 1977. Troen, Selwyn K.
The Public and the Schools: Shaping the Saint Louis System 1838-1920. University of Missouri Press, 1975.
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