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History of Palestine From the Ottoman Conquest to the Founding of the State of Israel

ISBN-10: 0691150079
ISBN-13: 9780691150079
Edition: 2008
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Description: It is impossible to understand Palestine today without a careful reading of its distant and recent past. But until now there has been no single volume in English that tells the history of the events--from the Ottoman Empire to the mid-twentieth  More...

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Book details

List price: $25.95
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Publication date: 3/14/2011
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

It is impossible to understand Palestine today without a careful reading of its distant and recent past. But until now there has been no single volume in English that tells the history of the events--from the Ottoman Empire to the mid-twentieth century--that shaped modern Palestine. The first book of its kind,A History of Palestineoffers a richly detailed interpretation of this critical region's evolution. Starting with the prebiblical and biblical roots of Palestine, noted historian Gudrun Krämer examines the meanings ascribed to the land in the Jewish, Christian, and Muslim traditions. Paying special attention to social and economic factors, she examines the gradual transformation of Palestine, following the history of the region through the Egyptian occupation of the mid-nineteenth century, the Ottoman reform era, and the British Mandate up to the founding of Israel in 1948. Focusing on the interactions of Arabs and Jews,A History of Palestinetells how these connections affected the cultural and political evolution of each community and Palestine as a whole.

List of Illustrations
List of Tables
Preface
Abbreviations
Names and Borders
The Holiness of the �Holy Land�
Contrasts: Palestine, 1750-1840
The Age of Reform, 1840-1914
Evolving Nationalisms: Zionism and Arabism, 1880-1914
�A Land without a People for a People without a Land�? Population, Settlement, and Cultivation, 1800-1914
World War I and the British Mandate
Double Standard, or Dual Obligation
�Two Peoples in One Land�
The Mufti and the Wailing Wall
From Unrest to Uprising
The Arab Uprising, 1936-39
Triumph and Catastrophe: From World War II to the State of Israel
Bibliography
Index

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