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The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Contested Histories / Edition 1
     

The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Contested Histories / Edition 1

by Neil Caplan
 

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ISBN-10: 1405175389

ISBN-13: 9781405175388

Pub. Date: 08/31/2009

Publisher: Wiley

The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Contested Histories provides non-specialist readers with an introduction and historical overview of the issues that have characterized and defined 130 years of the still unresolved Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • Provides a fresh attempt to break away from polemical approaches that have undermined academic discussion

Overview

The Israel-Palestine Conflict: Contested Histories provides non-specialist readers with an introduction and historical overview of the issues that have characterized and defined 130 years of the still unresolved Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

  • Provides a fresh attempt to break away from polemical approaches that have undermined academic discussion and political debates
  • Focuses on a series of core arguments that the author considers essentially unwinnable
  • Introduces readers to the major historiographical debates sparked by the dispute
  • Encourages readers to consider more useful ways of explaining and understanding the conflict, and to go beyond trying to prove who is ‘right’ and ‘wrong’

"This volume suggests a fresh and original interpretation to the history of the Arab Israeli conflict. Caplan juggles skillfully and even-handedly between the two narratives, reflecting the parties’ own views without embracing the cause of any party."
Joseph Nevo, University of Haifa

"An impressive and very valuable work. One could not ask for a better short history of the conflict. Caplan offers readers a study that is extremely well-informed, resolutely fair-minded, and filled with thoughtful insights."
Mark Tessler, University of Michigan

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781405175388
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
08/31/2009
Series:
Contesting the Past Series
Pages:
336
Sales rank:
560,680
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

List of Maps.

Preface.

Chronology.

Part I Introduction.

1. Problems in Defining the Conflict.

2. Defining the Conflict, Nevertheless.

Part II Histories in Contention.

3. Background to 1917: Origins of Conflict.

4. Arabs and Jews under the British Mandate: Entrenching Positions, 1917–1928.

5. Collapse of the Mandate: Rebellion, Partition, White Paper, 1929–1939.

6. Shoah, Atzma’ut, Nakba: 1939–1949.

7. Israel and the Arab States, 1949–1973.

8. Back to the Core: Israel and the Palestinians.

9. From Camp David to the West Bank to Lebanon.

10. From Boycott to Mutual Recognition, 1982–2008.

Part III Towards a More Useful Discussion of the Arab–Israeli Conflict.

11. Writing about the Conflict.

12. Confronting the Obstacles.

Bibliography.

Index

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