A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples

A History of Modern Palestine: One Land, Two Peoples

by Ilan Pappe
     
 

ISBN-10: 0521556325

ISBN-13: 9780521556323

Pub. Date: 12/31/2003

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

Ilan Pappe's book is the story of Palestine, a land inhabited by two peoples, with 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, with 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 lucid and typically forthright. It is a unique contribution to the history of this troubled land which all those concerned with developments in the Middle East will have to read.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521556323
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2003
Edition description:
Older Edition
Pages:
333
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.91(d)

Table of Contents

Introduction : a new look at modern Palestine and Israel1
1Fin de Siecle (1856-1900) : social tranquility and political drama14
2Between tyranny and war (1900-1918)43
3The mandatory state : colonialism, nationalization and cohabitation72
4Between Nakbah and independence : the 1948 war122
5The age of partition (1948-1967)141
6Greater Israel and occupied Palestine : the rise and fall of high politics (1967-1987)183
7The uprising and its political consequences (1987-1996)230
8A post-Zionist moment of grace?253
9The suicidal track : the death of Oslo and the road to perdition272
Postscript : the post-Arafat era and the new Sharon Age287

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