The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948 / Edition 2

The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948 / Edition 2

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by Eugene L. Rogan
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0521699347

ISBN-13: 9780521699341

Pub. Date: 12/31/2007

Publisher: Cambridge University Press

The 1948 war led to the creation of the state of Israel, to the fragmentation of Palestine, and to a conflict which has raged across the intervening sixty years. The historical debate also continues and these debates are encapsulated in the essays contained in a second edition of The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948, updated to include chapters on

Overview

The 1948 war led to the creation of the state of Israel, to the fragmentation of Palestine, and to a conflict which has raged across the intervening sixty years. The historical debate also continues and these debates are encapsulated in the essays contained in a second edition of The War for Palestine: Rewriting the History of 1948, updated to include chapters on Saudi Arabia and Lebanon. In a preface to the new edition, the editors survey the state of scholarship in this contested field. The fragmentation of the Israeli "New Historians" and the continued unwillingness of Arab societies to engage critically with their own past constrain the field, while new research opportunities are opened through private papers and oral history. The impact of these debates goes well beyond academia. There is an important link between the state of Arab-Israeli relations and popular attitudes towards the past. A more complex and fair-minded understanding of that past is essential for preserving at least the prospect of reconciliation between Arabs and Israel in the future. The rewriting of the history of 1948 thus remains a practical as well as an academic imperative.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780521699341
Publisher:
Cambridge University Press
Publication date:
12/31/2007
Series:
Cambridge Middle East Studies Series, #15
Edition description:
Revised
Pages:
310
Product dimensions:
5.98(w) x 8.98(h) x 0.63(d)

Table of Contents

Notes on contributors     vii
Chronology     ix
List of abbreviations     xi
Maps     xiii
Preface to the second edition     xvii
Introduction     1
The Palestinians and 1948: the underlying causes of failure   Rashid Khalidi     12
Revisiting the Palestinian exodus of 1948   Benny Morris     37
The Druze and the birth of Israel   Laila Parsons     60
Israel and the Arab coalition in 1948   Avi Shlaim     79
Jordan and 1948: the persistence of an official history   Eugene L. Rogan     104
Iraq and the 1948 War: mirror of Iraq's disorder   Charles Tripp     125
Egypt and the 1948 War: internal conflict and regional ambition   Fawaz A. Gerges     150
Syria and the Palestine War: fighting King `Abdullah's "Greater Syria Plan"   Joshua Landis     176
Collusion across the Litani? Lebanon and the 1948 War   Matthew Hughes     204
Saudi Arabia and the 1948 Palestine War: beyond official history   Madawi Al-Rasheed     228
Afterword: the consequences of 1948   Edward W. Said     248
Bibliography     262
Index     272

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