The Palestinian People: A History

The Palestinian People: A History

by Baruch Kimmerling, Joel S. Migdal
     
 

ISBN-10: 0674011295

ISBN-13: 9780674011298

Pub. Date: 02/05/2003

Publisher: Harvard

In a timely reminder of how the past informs the present, Baruch Kimmerling and Joel Migdal offer an authoritative account of the history of the Palestinian people from their modern origins to the Oslo peace process and beyond.

Palestinians struggled to create themselves as a people from the first revolt of the Arabs in Palestine in 1834 through the British

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In a timely reminder of how the past informs the present, Baruch Kimmerling and Joel Migdal offer an authoritative account of the history of the Palestinian people from their modern origins to the Oslo peace process and beyond.

Palestinians struggled to create themselves as a people from the first revolt of the Arabs in Palestine in 1834 through the British Mandate to the impact of Zionism and the founding of Israel. Their relationship with the Jewish people and the State of Israel has been fundamental in shaping that identity, and today Palestinians find themselves again at a critical juncture. In the 1990s cornerstones for peace were laid for eventual Palestinian-Israeli coexistence, including mutual acceptance, the renunciation of violence as a permanent strategy, and the establishment for the first time of Palestinian self-government. But the dawn of the twenty-first century saw a reversion to unmitigated hatred and mutual demonization. By mid-2002 the brutal violence of the Intifada had crippled Palestine's fledgling political institutions and threatened the fragile social cohesion painstakingly constructed after 1967. Kimmerling and Migdal unravel what went right--and what went wrong--in the Oslo peace process, and what lessons we can draw about the forces that help to shape a people. The authors present a balanced, insightful, and sobering look at the realities of creating peace in the Middle East.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780674011298
Publisher:
Harvard
Publication date:
02/05/2003
Series:
Simultaneous Editions Series
Pages:
608
Sales rank:
904,567
Product dimensions:
6.12(w) x 9.25(h) x (d)

Table of Contents

Maps

Preface

Acknowledgments

Note on Transliteration

Introduction

PART ONE FROM REVOLT TO REVOLT:THE ENCOUNTER WITH THE EUROPEAN WORLD AND ZIONISM

1. The Revolt of 1834 and the Making of Modern Palestine

2. The City: Between Nablus and Jaffa

3. Jerusalem: Notables and Nationalism

4. The Arab Revolt, 1936-1939

PART TWO DISPERSAL

5. The Meaning of Disaster

PART THREE RECONSTITUTING THE PALESTINIAN NATION

6. Odd Man Out: Arabs in Israel

7. Dispersal, 1948-1967

8. The Feday: Rebirth and Resistance

9. Steering a Path under Occupation

PART FOUR ABORTIVE RECONCILIATION

10. The Oslo Process: What Went Right?

11. The Oslo Process: What Went Wrong?

Conclusion

Chronological List of Major Events

Notes

Index

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