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The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War / Edition 3

The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War / Edition 3

by James L. Gelvin


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The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War / Edition 3

Now entering its third edition, James L. Gelvin's award-winning account of the conflict between Israelis and their forebears, on the one hand, and Palestinians and theirs, on the other, offers a compelling, accessible, and current introduction for students and general readers. Newly updated to take into account the effects of the 2010–11 Arab uprisings on the conflict and the recognition of Palestinian statehood by the United Nations, the book traces the struggle from the emergence of nationalism among the Jews of Europe and the Arab inhabitants of Ottoman Palestine through the present, exploring the external pressures and internal logic that have propelled it. Placing events in Palestine within the framework of global history, The Israel-Palestine Conflict: One Hundred Years of War skillfully interweaves biographical sketches, eyewitness accounts, poetry, fiction, and official documentation into its narrative.

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ISBN-13: 9781107613546
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Publication date: 01/13/2014
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 321
Sales rank: 509,660
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.80(d)

About the Author

James L. Gelvin is Professor of Modern Middle Eastern History at the University of California, Los Angeles. A specialist in the modern social and cultural history of the Arab East, he is author of several books, as well as numerous articles and chapters in edited volumes.

Table of Contents

1. The land and its use; 2. Cultures of nationalism; 3. Zionism and the colonization of Palestine; 4. World War I and the Palestine Mandate; 5. From nationalism in Palestine to Palestinian nationalism; 6. From the Great Revolt through the 1948 war; 7. Zionism and Palestinian nationalism: a closer look; 8. The Arab-Israeli conflict; 9. The Palestinian national movement comes of age; 10. Coming full circle: Oslo and its aftermath.

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