A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples

A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples

by Ilan Pappe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521554063

ISBN-13: 9780521554060

Pub. Date: 12/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Ilan Pappe's book is the story of Palestine, a land inhabited by two peoples, and two national identities. It begins with the Ottomans in the early 1800s, the reign of Muhammad Ali, and traces a path through the arrival of the early Zionists at the end of that century, through the British mandate at the beginning of the twentieth century, the establishment of the…  See more details below

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Ilan Pappe's book is the story of Palestine, a land inhabited by two peoples, and two national identities. It begins with the Ottomans in the early 1800s, the reign of Muhammad Ali, and traces a path through the arrival of the early Zionists at the end of that century, through the British mandate at the beginning of the twentieth century, the establishment of the state of Israel in 1948, and the subsequent wars and conflicts which culminated in the intifadas of 1987 and 2000. While these events provide the background to the narrative and explain the construction of Zionist and Palestinian nationalism, at center stage are those who lived through these times, men and women, children, peasants, workers, town-dwellers, Jews and Arabs. It is a story of coexistence and cooperation, as well as oppression, occupation, and exile. Ilan Pappe is well known as a revisionist historian of Palestine and a political commentator on the Israel-Palestine conflict. His book is a unique contribution to the history of this troubled land which all those concerned with developments is the Middle East will be compelled to read. Ilan Pappe teaches politics at Haifa University in Israel. He has written extensively on the politics of the Middle East, and is well known for his revisionist interpretation of Israel's past and as a critic of Israel's policies towards the Palestinians. His books include The Making of the Arab-Israeli Conflict, 1947-1951 (Taurlls, 1992) and The Israeli-Palestine Question (Routledge, 1999).

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521554060
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2003
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 1.18(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction: a new look at modern Palestine and Israel; 1. Fin de Siecle, 1856–1900: social tranquility and political drama; 2. Between tyranny and war, 1900–1918; 3. The mandatory state: colonialism, nationalization and cohabitation; 4. The 1948 war between Nakbah and Independence; 5. The age of partition, 1948–1967; 6. Greater Israel and occupied Palestine: the rise and fall of high politics, 1967–1987; Conclusion: post-Oslo Palestine and Israel.

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