A History of Palestine: From the Ottoman Conquest to the Founding of the State of Israel / Edition 1

A History of Palestine: From the Ottoman Conquest to the Founding of the State of Israel / Edition 1

by Gudrun Kramer
     
 

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 Palestine offers a richly detailed

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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 Palestine offers 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 Palestine tells how these connections affected the cultural and political evolution of each community and Palestine as a whole.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780691118970
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Publication date:
01/14/2008
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
1,356,601
Product dimensions:
6.30(w) x 9.30(h) x 1.20(d)

Meet the Author

Gudrun Krämer is professor of Islamic studies at Free University Berlin and a member of the Berlin-Brandenburg Academy of Sciences. Her books include "A History of Islam" and "The Jews in Modern Egypt".

Table of Contents


List of Illustrations vii

List of Tables ix

Preface xi

Abbreviations xiii

CHAPTER ONE: Names and Borders 1

CHAPTER TWO: The Holiness of the "Holy Land" 18

CHAPTER THREE: Contrasts: Palestine, 1750-1840 37

CHAPTER FOUR: The Age of Reform, 1840-1914 71

CHAPTER FIVE: Evolving Nationalisms: Zionism and Arabism, 1880-1914 101

CHAPTER SIX: "A Land without a People for a People without a Land"? Population, Settlement, and Cultivation, 1800-1914 128

CHAPTER SEVEN: World War I and the British Mandate 139

CHAPTER EIGHT: Double Standard, or Dual Obligation 164

CHAPTER NINE: "Two Peoples in One Land" 188

CHAPTER TEN: The Mufti and the Wailing Wall 216

CHAPTER ELEVEN: From Unrest to Uprising 238

CHAPTER TWELVE: The Arab Uprising, 1936-39 264

CHAPTER THIRTEEN: Triumph and Catastrophe: From World War II to the State of Israel 296

Bibliography 325

Index 343

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